Monday, March 29, 2010

Asemic type: "Seaweed" from Ian Obermuller

asemic type: "Seaweed"

I am inspired by writing that I cannot read, pronounce, or interpret. I can enjoy the letter forms of Burmese, Kufic, and Kanji without being interrupted by their meaning. I wanted to create a font with a striking appearance whose letters would have no meaning to any culture. I began by creating some basic elements like straight lines and half-circles and arranging or repeating them different ways. What resulted after a few drafts was an alphabet of viney, serpentine letters which led to the name “Seaweed.” After finishing the alphabet I wanted to put it to use so I did type treatments with some landscape photography (by Fabio Governato) which I think amplifies their primitive and mysterious characteristics.

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Visual Poems from Márton Koppány

Some of these pieces were previously published in Fieralingue and in Otoliths Magazine, and/or included into Endgames, Otoliths, 2008.
Titles, in order of appearance: Where, Breathing Exercises, Forecast, Waves, Ellipsis No. 16, Still life, Translation, Hello No. 3, Study.