Colored glasses for AOC by Hans Hollein
More wacky sunnies from Hollein here.
14 Apr 2014 / 37 notes
Françoise Hardy, Françoise album cover, 1965. Love the blunt type with the tiny little cédille.
10 Apr 2014 / 6 notes
FIVE YEARS, Colophon Foundry
The London-based type foundry celebrates its demi-decade with an installation at KK Outlet, open through April 26! The accompanying catalogue (shown above) features an essay I wrote, set in Burgess, a new typeface drawn for the occasion.
More info on the show, catalogue, and prints in the link above — thanks to the guys for having me contribute some words, and to Ben Critton for his masterful edits! Now go buy a copy.
4 Apr 2014 / 4 notes
Michael Heizer’s “Double Negative,” as seen in Google Earth
3 Apr 2014 / 0 notes
THE WOMEN OF VIRAMONTES — Drawings by fashion illustrator Tony Viramontes. Interview with Dean Rhys-Morgan by Cally Blackman.
17 Mar 2014 / 1 note
Franz Erhard Walter, Lager der Probenähungen, installation in Museum Marta Herford,
(© Franz Erhardt Walther / VG Bild-Kunst, photo: Hans Schröder) (via hoolawhoop: to fold)
OK internet, if you say so. Maybe we can call it post-fashion apathy, to be more descriptive, and less buzzwordy. Or #hashtagcore, because the singular thing about internet culture among “digital natives” seems to be an obsession with trends, and coining the new “it” thing.
(Elsewhere: normcore in the wild.)
27 Feb 2014 / 1 note
The New Yorker wonders: Why is academic writing so academic?
Ordinary writing—the kind you read for fun—seeks to delight (and, sometimes, to delight and instruct). Academic writing has a more ambiguous mission. It’s supposed to be dry but also clever; faceless but also persuasive; clear but also completist. Its deepest ambiguity has to do with audience. Academic prose is, ideally, impersonal, written by one disinterested mind for other equally disinterested minds. But, because it’s intended for a very small audience of hyper-knowledgable, mutually acquainted specialists, it’s actually among the most personal writing there is. If journalists sound friendly, that’s because they’re writing for strangers. With academics, it’s the reverse.
27 Feb 2014 / 1 note