typography

tauba auerbach

tauba auerbach manipulates large pieces of raw canvas into various configurations through folding or rolling. she then lays the canvas out flat and paints its surface with an industrial spray gun aimed at different angles to achieve a trompe l’oeil effect… examine the works’ surfaces closely and you find that they are perfectly flat, the apparent deformations skillfully spray-painted on.

- from the whitney museum & the new york times

i can only imagine what these look like in real life, but they are big – some over 2.5 metres high

i also really love her typographic pieces (marvel at the anagrams).

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music philosophy

music philosophy is a weekly graphic / typographic interpretation of philosophical song quotes by mico toledo. i really had a hard time picking my favourites to feature, i pretty much love them all. words to live by.

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pen art

i did a few calligraphy classes in primary school, but as with most important things back then (like piano lessons, for instance) i didn’t take it seriously and never wanted to practice. of course now that i’m older i think, DRATS! you could have been a master calligrapher & classical pianist, dummy.

of course i’m not trying to compare my amateur fiddlings with a pen to the amazing work of W.E. Dennis – whose book Studies in Pen Art can be downloaded for free over at IAMPETH (The Association of Master Penmen, Engrossers and Teachers of Handwriting). Some of my favourites:

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