Megan Goldsworthy collaborated with a Jewellery & Metalwork student, and documented their process of making a medal. Goldsworthy notes: “I think it is an under-appreciated course and a lot more goes into it than we realise.” Her project involved collecting all of the waste materials and off-cuts that the student produced in the process of making their medal. Goldsworthy used these materials to form a unique typeface, that Jewellery & Metalwork students could use as a personal identity for their work.
The final outcome, a publication showcasing each individual letter of the typeface, with the front and back covers made out of post-industrial waste. To delve further into her subject matter, Goldsworthy also experimented with common metalwork processes herself, in order to truly understand what it takes to produce a medal.
The metal covers contain a photo-etched image of the final medal (front) and a quote from the Jewellery student, “a medal is a palm sized statement” (back). The size and shape of the publication was also inspired by the medal, with the intention of making a statement about the amount of work and iterations that go into the objects produced on the course.
The publication is intended for use by the Jewellery and Metalwork students, as a representation of their identity for exhibitions and events such as open days to help explain and promote the course.