Type Sandwiches – An Aussie Remix

This is a cool idea. David Schwen on Flickr has a series of type based images depicting sandwiches, obviously common to his part of the world. We see some of these here in Australia but not all. I can't embed his images but I can show my own Australian variations here, quickly created on a Keynote slide and then grabbed to create a image. This could be a good exercise as part of English where the vocabulary replaces the ingredient or component within an overall object. It wouldn't be limited to food either. I can imagine a typographical house with the word "window" outlining the space where windows would go, the word "door" in the slot where the door would go and so on.

Here are my efforts, linked to a pic of the actual food. I'm not making any claim that these are uniquely Australian culinary delights, just that they are typical.




So here's the challenge to anyone who hasn't participated in a blogging meme for a while. Create your own localised type delicacy using this design format and share it around. And while we're at it, let's create a twitter tag for it and see if this idea gains momentum. #typecuisine

Mmmmm ... I feel hungry just looking at these.

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2 thoughts on “Type Sandwiches – An Aussie Remix

  1. C Haynie

    I like this idea. It asks students to think about objects in different ways. When looking at these images, as well as those of Schwen on Flickr, there is a poetic and artful way that the work is displayed. As state assement begins soon, it may be a fun way to get my students to think descriptively in a fun way after a taxing morning of testing. Great idea! I can’t wait to try it!


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