Zachary Smith Makes Typographic Art Using Hardware Store Purchases

 - May 15, 2013
References: zacharysmithh.tumblr & swiss-miss
Zachary Smith creates unique typographic art with objects that you'd find in a workshop like circular saw blades, wood and hand saws. You might expect that the type written on it would have a bite to it that matches the danger factor of the blades, but the pieces feature beautiful hand lettering with positive messages like "today is the perfect day to start living your dream," and "work hard, stay humble."

The work of the 21-year-old American illustrator and designer conveys a wistfulness and wisdom that is complemented by the hard edge of the hardware store materials. The combination of material choice and nostalgic type and illustrations gives an air of "cool" to this sage advice.