ABC Connect Unites Fonts with Furniture
A digital dot font and accompanying set of metal brackets, which let users create lettershapes with screws
Let’s explain: The ABC C-o-n-n-e-c-t-o-r-s are easy-to-use brackets that help DIY builders join bits of wood together for quick, spontaneous furniture making. Inside their dot matrix grids, builders can arrange screws into letter shapes or other patterns. Unlike traditional furniture, which conceals nails, screws, and other binding techniques, these connectors celebrate—rather than disguise—how an object is constructed.
ABC C-o-n-n-e-c-t is Dinamo’s dot font inspired by the metal brackets’ own grid system, available in five screw head styles. It contains monospaced and proportional styles, all with corresponding Italics, making it (probably) the world’s first Italic dot font.
Alongside the font and metal bracket system, Dinamo has also released a zine and web tool. The publication contains instructions for possible furniture designs made using the grid of the font, as well as “blueprints” for creating letterforms with screws. At www.connect.parts, visitors can upload images of their C-o-n-n-e-c-t-o-r creations with the click of a button.