Words Can Fly a Thousand Miles
2011

Words Can Fly a Thousand Miles is a project aimed to express support and provide aid to people in Fukushima, Japan suffering from the aftermath of the natural disasters and nuclear plant crisis that occurred in March 2011.

A paper sculpture installation was created and set up where donations were solicited. Visitors were also encouraged to compose handwritten messages to console and encourage people in Fukushima which, along with the donations, were sent to Fukushima volunteer centres.

The project was realized with the help of Surface3 Design Office.

http://www.wordscanfly.org

Venue:

TOMA Objets, Montréal Design Portes Ouvertes 2011

Award:

TDC Communication Design — Award of Typographic Excellence 2012

Published in:

  • TDC Typography 33 — HarperCollins Publishers, 2013
  • Produce with Love — Index Book, 2012
  • Page magazine — 2012

Concept and Production

Studio Toki

Photography

Simon Duhamel


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Facts about the sculpture:

Dimensions: 2 m × 0.75 m × 0.3 m
Facets: 1,597

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