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We jazzed-up some plastic | 100% recycled PET 

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We jazzed-up some plastic | 100% recycled PET 

10/02/2016 at 17:21

Together with Amy Mooijman we entered the North Sea Jazz art poster competition. For this poster we created a typography made out of recycled plastic.
Our concept:
‘Jazz is reusing, Jazz is recycling and Jazz is experimenting.
You can see this not only in Jazz music, but also in their album covers. We combined these elements to create our poster.’

In the poster the typography is 100% recycled PET, but we experimented with different types op plastic and we wanted to share our research with you.

We used a baking mold, baking paper (so it wouldn’t meld to the baking mold), a hot air gun (600°C) to meld the plastic pieces together and of course an extractor and gas masks.
Once everything was pretty much melted together we used a laser cutter to cut out the letters and photographed them with a microlens.

We hope that our research might be helpful!

Melanie Schaap & Amy Mooijman
Advertising – Willem de Kooning Academie

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10/02/2016 at 17:44


10/02/2016 at 19:48


Good to see all those recycling experiments 🙂

And a Nice Poster!!!

01/06/2016 at 06:26

Great idea im probally used for my project.


10/07/2016 at 19:09

amasing typoplastic

10/07/2016 at 19:31

my first attempt in PET forming. extremely fragile tesults…

10/07/2016 at 21:06

@greendaddy That looks really cool. I’ve been looking at using pet like that to make letter seals. You know, a bit like they used to use wax to seal letters

11/07/2016 at 18:04

Looking cool !

26/02/2018 at 22:07

These look great! can you tell me what kind of mask you wore? I’m looking at buying some, but I’m not sure what kind of masks to get. Does it depend on which plastic you’re melting? It seems like PET is more toxic than HDPE or LDPE.

28/02/2018 at 04:59

Nice poster!!!!!

03/03/2018 at 04:09

PET and HDPE are among the least toxic plastics we have.

The Styrenes, ABS, and the thermoset plastics with chlorine in them are the bad ones.

05/03/2018 at 01:14

Nice concept! Nice photography too 🙂

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