Australian artist Dominique Falla is exploring the world of “tactial typography,” in which she combines digital creation with an analog output for exhibition and publications. Most recently, she’s been exploring the interaction between type and string, such as the negative space in the image above, or using string to fill the letters, as in this piece:
About “We Are All Part of the Same Thing”: “This is my entry for this year’s Positive Posters competition. For too long, people have viewed themselves as separate and I wanted to represent a multitude of individuals using the nails, and then coloured string to show how we are all interconnected, and that together, we can make something beautiful.”
If you want to try a hand at your own string art, take a look at this ManMade original how-to I posted last fall. I hadn’t seen Dominique’s work, but clearly, I approve of the rainbow strings on white with nails look.