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Art

Dan Tobin Smith

April 23, 2011

Christopher Jobson

Beautiful typographic installations from by artist Dan Tobin Smith. Posting will be light during the holiday, back in full force Monday!

 

 



Design Food

American Gastronomy Map

April 14, 2011

Christopher Jobson

I grew up in Mashed Potatoes but now I live in Popcorn, which is funny because that’s basically all I had for lunch yesterday. Prints available here. (via pinterest)

 

 



Art

Wild At Heart: Masking tape typography

April 11, 2011

Christopher Jobson

New work from Anna Garforth (previously). This piece was created in rural Catalunya, northern Spain using masking tape and utilzing a wire fence as a grid.

 

 



Design

I love you more than personal space

April 10, 2011

Christopher Jobson

A great shirt from Paperwhite Studio in New York. They have a bunch of fill in the blank products too. (via svpply)

 

 



Design

Rubber band typography

April 7, 2011

Christopher Jobson

I’m a sucker for physical type, and this project is no exception. Design student Erik Berger made this fun typeface out of a pound of rubber bands. (via typegoodness)

 

 



Art

Meg Hitchcock

April 5, 2011

Christopher Jobson

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Brooklyn-based artist Meg Hitchock dissects religious texts such as the Bible, Koran, and Torah and uses the individual letters to create maddeningly complex, interwoven collages of typography. Via her artist statement:

In my series Mantras & Meditations, I examine and deconstruct the word of God as interpreted through the world religions. I select passages from holy books and cut the letters from one passage to form the text of another. For example, I may cut up a passage from the Old Testament of the Bible and reassemble it as a passage from the Bhagavad Gita, or I may use type from the Torah to recreate an ancient Tantric text. A continuous line of text forms the words and sentences in a run-on manner, without spaces or punctuation, creating a visual mantra of devotion.

In her most recent work at Famous Accountants Hitchcock spent 135 hours transcribing (gluing tens of thousands of letters, ahem) the entire Book of Revelation, the last book of the Christian New Testament, but with text cut out from an English translation of the Koran. And if 135 hours seems like a lot, she began cutting the individual letters for the installation almost six months before its opening. The text ran across gallery walls and floors like an endless rope of words. See video of that piece as well as a brief interview here:

I can’t decide if I’m more impressed with her artwork or simply what must be her incredible patience. See more of her work here. (via hyperallergic)

 

 



Design

Let’s Do This!

April 4, 2011

Christopher Jobson

A great new letterpress print available from Heartfish Press. Printed with soy-based black ink, only $23. (via svpply)