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Typographic Installation, Typography as sculpture, Orange Bowl Type as memorial, Miami, SnarkitectureTypographic Installation, Typography as sculpture, Orange Bowl Type as memorial, Miami, SnarkitectureTypographic Installation, Typography as sculpture, Orange Bowl Type as memorial, Miami, SnarkitectureClick to enlarge

Last month when I was on Snarkitecture’s website getting information on their recent Odin Pop-Up Shop project, I noticed this project earlier in 2012. Alex Mustonen and Daniel Arsham, the Snarkitecture duo, reconstructed the 10-foot letters from the old Miami Orange Bowl and whimsically scattered around the east plaza of the new Marlins Ballpark. Created as a sort of memorial to the stadium that was demolished in 2008, A Memorial Bowingfeels like a mix of ruins and renewal, with some of the letters submerged and others standing tall.

The alignments of the letters spell out new words and are a nice complement to the new stadium, which can be viewed through the type at different points.. Really, you can’t go wrong with monster-large type.

Photos by Noah Kalina

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