Breeze Brick

This invitation continues my interest in participatory collaborative visual conversations. This is not a project about nostalgia. To me, these patterns represent a moment of hope and possibility (yet unfulfilled?) that we may all share.
— Christopher Cozier

Earlier this year, artist Christopher Cozier invited the public to take part in his Breeze Brick project. We were provided with a template pattern of the breeze brick or ventilation block — a common object used for ventilation in Trinidadian homes — and asked to create our own design.

As a graphic designer, I chose to make a font. The shapes within the block itself doubled as negative space and provided the necessary play room to build out an entire alphabet. Unique to this font, I would say are the letters: A, G, I, J and Y which are realized through the circulinear 'breeze' spaces that define the Cozier breeze brick.

As expressed by Cozier, "...these patterns represent a moment of hope and possibility (yet unfulfilled?) that we may all share." The Breeze Brick font is one possibility I'd like to share. To see more from other contributors from around the world, visit here.