Was checking on the wheatpasting trial of an older version of the 'free to fail' poster and this is what I found. Originally pasted up on the 8th November 2020, 6.17pm. I went back yesterday afternoon (13th December 5.15PM) to check it out and recapture it. All weathered about a month or so later
Heaviest (and by far the coolest) university logo I have ever seen. It's like some sort of post-apocalyptic symbol. And probably not far off. Result of a relocation and merger between three Chinese universities after the anti-Japanese War broke out in 1937. Yunnan Normal University, Kunming China. Late June, 2015.
In the parable ‘The Madman’ Frederich Nietzsche suggested that, “god is dead” , “we have killed him” and then asks, “must we ourselves not become gods simply to appear worthy of [the murder]”. Phil Aitken says we didn’t have it in us. Harari said the same. Instead we “built a reliance on the machine
sometimes i wonder / what i am actually doing here / like how did i get this position / this role / this right / this responsibility / hey check me out / all propped up here / the / supposed sage on stage / If that's what this is / all embodied knowledge / and advice / and correct path through life
That letter A has been designed then cut by laser into a steel hydrant booster box. And degraded by time. That letter is one of many that form languages. Constructed to record / express our experience. Typography endows that language with a durable visual form. But our durability has always been in question.
There is this epic idea that you have used inspiration well when you can hold up all your inspiration next to your work and be comfortable saying to someone, "hey this is what I created and this is what inspired me". If you are not comfortable doing that then your work is too close
The line, "there is no movement right now" is designer Chris Ashworth. So too is the technique I am playing with. I was creating a background that I later put into Indesign and embedded type over the top. The technique is super raw and the line from Chris is actually a call to action