A whole nine months before publication, we had the privilige of being asked to create an abstract typographic illustration for the Features cover of November's issue of Wired (UK) magazine.

With a brief to produce a typographical piece around the magazine's issue number (11.16), our illustration was originally inspired by a topographic map. We were keen to experiment with depth and shadow as a way to both create and camouflage the typography within the piece - and so transforming our design into a physical object seemed like the perfect way to do this. 

The original illustration, created using a toolkit of various geometric shapes, was distilled into seven main layers - with each layer then being laser cut into sheets of 8mm thick cork. The sheets were then glued together, one layer at a time and over the course of several hours, before being transferred to the photography studio for the final shoot.