That link needs sometime to read before I write a comment there, and that will happen later. But from a fast reading there I can tell you have made some appreciated effort to solve some of the problem, Mr.Aziz. What about Shawkash's calligraphy and your capture of that small movie any way. I hope nothing wrong with it :-)
Ahmad Shawkash, You mean the 2 forming One heart with a flower dancing over.
Simple yet Great! I love your Fonty Animation.
It is also appreciated you have noticed that; most of it's veiwers at that community didn't say anything about the flower. And from the short time chance of reading your messages here, allow me to describe you as someone in love with all world flowers.
Maybe not art, but a building. I'm pretty sure it says something.
It's a hotel in Cairo.
That's right: Verses of the Glorious Quran in Kufi Style of Writing.
Nick Cooke, was it taken by you?
Regards with Flowers
she used type in her work which won the turner prize some yrs back.. with her large transcripts of porn.
One of my favourite pieces of 'type as art' is the video for Alex Gopher's 'The Child' video.
Watching something so intricate at low quality on a tiny screen size doesn't do it justice, it's really worth a look at in full-quality if you ever get the chance.
Someone told me that the institut du monde arabe
in Paris (architect Jean Nouvel) has also verses/words in its walls. I went there but I coudn't read anything! Anyone knows something about?
Aziz - yes it was taken by me.
Don't know what to say, or how to thank you all. Cept, you all sure do know your stuff!
>Who is that Hero? Shy?
Aziz, deleted - is part of a series I'm working on which speaks of the destruction, deconstruction and reconstruction of the written word. It may appear stupidly simple - but it ain't.
This is a great thread, nice question stephen - I see some familiar names who have/do inspire me, and some new ones too.
Maybe someone with a flickr account can gather images from those sugguested and compile a flickr place for them?
a little avant-weird, but Jan Svankmajer's films make rather extensive use of typography in fairly unprecedented ways..
Hiroshige, do you know a Gentleman/Lady named XXX from XXX?
He/She does Destruction, Deconstruction and Reconstruction, All with just XXX?
Guess he/she is XXX years Old but Wondering y XXX is so XXX?
XXX Thanx with XXX
Hiro! that is freakin' brilliant!
I don't know if you classify this as art, but it's brilliant stuff.
Hiroshige, just one question:
How do you write 30 in Roman System?
Equal Thanks with Flowers
What about M/M (Paris) work with fashion photographers?
I Love it.
Mathias, what do you love in that precisely?
Hey thanks for the comps guys!!, for some reason it means a lot to me - must be the cabernet.
I love these letterpressed posters for the helvetica movie:
One of my favorites is the Italian futurist Fortunato DePero whose work you can see, at among other places, here.
Our ampersand poster could be considered an art project. » Contains video «
No apologies for the blatant self-promotion.
Last week I saw Marian Bantjes presentation at the TDC.
Her work is not only wonderfully imaginative and artistically superb, but it just makes you feel happier, like the old Beatles music. A rare treasure and pleasure.
I say this periodically: Bantjes is the messiah of PoMo.
So unlike the hooligans of the 90s.