I called this project Shadow Poster: I’m designing a typographic poster, but instead of using only digital software, I introduced a crafty element.
Step 1: Design your Typography
Step 2: Engraving with a CNC Milling Machine
Step 3: Cutting your plexiglas
Step 4: Hanging system: angle brackets
I designed some angle brackets with rhino and 3D printed them. You can even look for some files ready to print at http://www.thingiverse.com, and use them as they are or customize them like I did. I started from this file: http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:24243
The reason why I wanted some movable angle brackets is that I could orient the plexiglas strips and obtain different shadow effects. Movability changes the readability of the project and allows the viewer to play with light even more.
Step 5: Hanging
And now the fun begins. Take a regular clear light bulb and light the plexiglass strips. The typography will instantly appear in form of a shadow projected on the wall. Walk around, change your point of view, see if you can read everything and enjoy the effect.