I recently got some email from Rebecca Bortman, a young designer who just graduated from my alma mater. She was involved in designing a light installation in Braddock, PA that may be the largest use of Neutraface yet. According to my math, the 12 foot letters work out to 10,368 point. I’m not sure about the leading.

“Dubbed the Ohringer Project, the light installation project illuminates the top four corner windows of the Ohringer Building, the tallest building in its vicinity. The lighting is visible from the Mon Valley, across the Monongahela River from Kennywood amusement park, and throughout the hills above the town… With its height and history, the Ohringer Building seemed a natural venue for the lighting project. The design team leveraged the building’s size and prominence to promote positive change for the town. Each of the four large top corner windows was illuminated with a letter. The letters spell, alternatively, “D-O-C-K,” and “D-O-C-C,” respectively, reflecting the traditional spelling and how younger generations are spelling the town’s name.”

In addition to the glamorous Ms. Bortman, the team’s members included Carnegie Mellon students Nkechi Ebubedike and Jeb Feldman, and Jarrett Buba, a Braddock resident and professional light engineer.

Posted by on August 21, 2006