Souvenirs from Kríti
— Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird (via an-introspective-heart)
Street Art Project by A Common Name
This year I have been working on a street art project around the Los Angeles area. Rather than using traditional paint or wheat paste methods in a 2D platform, I’ve been using paper in 3D. These sculptures come in all sizes and fit in the holes of buildings and pipes found while walking around. The finished shapes represent geodes, crystal, quartz, or any mineral formation that you would normally find in nature, now in our planned out cities.
A parallel aspect of these “geodes” in nature and in the city is they are always unexpected treasures. You might go hunting for treasures but you generally happen upon them during your adventures or casual interaction with the environment. I enjoy the fact that many people will not notice these, but some astute people will; that these will not last forever and the weather will affect them as naturally as it might in nature. So far I’ve made twelve—several have been trashed or taken away, and one has fallen apart due to rain.
Jan Tschichold wrote ”Clay in the Potter’s Hand” in late 1948 for The Penrose Annual. It has been reprinted in various other forms in the years since and is included in The Form of the Book: Essays on the Morality of Good Design. This pamphlet version was printed on letterpress in 1992 by Engdahl Typography in Vineburg, California. I bought this lovely copy from RIT Press. It is difficult to excerpt such a short essay, but I can’t help imagining what the typesetter thought as he composed Tschichold’s last lines:
“The knowledge that he is rendering an anonymous service to valuable works, and to a small number of optically sensitive people, is as a rule the only reward for the typographer’s long and never-ending apprenticeship.”
— (via wallowed)
Above the Cloud by Boris Meister of IN GOOD WE TRUST is “an atlas about a recent phenomenon: life and death on social network.” Meister focused more on the issue of death since becoming aware of the 6 million people and counting of the deceased who still have Facebook accounts
Watch the video here