In Omair Barkatulla’s short film Typography School:
Professor David Dabner gives us a look into his classroom in London
where he and his students set type by hand. A humorous and insightful look
into using the computer to teach typography and how it can make the
students’ work seem ”sloppy”. A good thing for design students surrounded
by computers to see.
We read further: “if high on a tree / I see a hanged man swing / So do I write and color the RUNEs / That forth he fares / And to me talks.” And at last we understand - ART IS OUR DIVINATION. And so emboldened, we use magical staves to collage paper and ink on our walls (ROGSTAD), we performlithomancyto aid in the photographic documentation of invisibility (SCHIFF) and cleromancy for the video record of flight and phenomena (STRATMAN), we use our percussive instruments to chant galdr (MANCHESTER), and we produce a modern-day Kylver Stone in the form of a sacred animal (FENCHEL).
If the present of now is the future of everything, then the blind seers at BEN RUSSELL have ordained that all shall gather in one glorious sumbel, a celebration for what is and for what is to come. ART is the way forward - the RUNEs within these apartment gallery walls have already prophesized as much.
Early Sol Lewitt, Chermayeff & Geismar, Seymour Chwast, and many more gems…
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