Artist Briar Mark has a lot of patience. An unbelievable amount of patience, really. So much patience, actually, that she has taken to embroidering fonts, rather than print them out. The Auckland, New Zealand based designer wanted to make a statement about the impermanence of most computer-generated art so she hand-stitched a series of typographic illustrations. The designs riff on computers, technology, and the relative speed with which art can be produced in the digital age.
And Mark isn’t above making fun of her own process:
In the below video, you can see Mark at work. Even sped up, the process is clearly painstakingly involved. As she notes, each letter takes around an hour and a half to fully embroider. Given that there are 25 letters, that’s several days’ worth of work. Good thing the result is so stunning.