Owen Roberts

The Biography of Levi Strauss

The biography of Levi Strauss, translated using an original iconographic syllabary and laser cut onto swatches of denim.


Designing for Digital Fabrication

This is a project based on a laser cutter assignment I started in Digital Fabrication last Spring. The characters are a rough translation on the biography of Levi Strauss written in 2008 by the Levi Strauss & Co. Historian, Lynn Downey. The piece is a triptych, parts 1, 2 & 3 out of 10, of denim blue jean legs mounted plywood frames.