We jazzed-up some plastic | 100% recycled PET
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.
‘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
Looking cool !
Nice concept! Nice photography too 🙂
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.
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.
my first attempt in PET forming. extremely fragile tesults…
Great idea im probally used for my project.
Good to see all those recycling experiments 🙂
And a Nice Poster!!!
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