Friday, April 18, 2008

Justin Quinn

Justin Quinn

"The distance between reading and seeing has been an ongoing interest for me. Since 1998 I have been exploring this space through the use of letterforms, and have used the letter E as my primary starting point for the last two years. Since E is often found at the top of vision charts, I questioned what I saw as a familiar hierarchy. Was this letter more important than other letters? E is, after all, the most commonly used letter in the English language, it denotes a natural number (2.71828), and has a visual presence that interests me greatly. In my research E has become a surrogate for all letters in the alphabet. It now replaces the other letters and becomes a universal letter (or Letter), and a string of Es now becomes a generic language (or Language). This substitution denies written words their use as legible signifiers, allowing language to become a vacant parallel Language— a basis for visual manufacture.After months of compiling Es into abstract compositions through various systemic arrangements, I started recognizing my studio time as a quasi-monastic experience. "
"There was something sublime about both the compositions that I was making and the solitude in which they were made. It was as if I were translating some great text like a subliterate medieval scribe would have years ago—with no direct understanding of the source material. The next logical step was to find a source. Herman Melville’s novel Moby Dick, a story rich in theology, philosophy, and psychosis provides me with a roadmap for my work, but also with a series of underlying narratives. My drawings, prints, and collages continue to speak of language and the transferal of information, but now as a conduit to Melville’s sublime narratives. "

Galería de Justin Quinn

Tauba Auerbach

Chequen el trabajo de Tauba Auerbach, artista y tipógrafo.

Wednesday, April 09, 2008

Calendario Mayo - Junio Cursos de Caligrafía

Estos son los próximos cursos que imparte la Sociedad Mexicana de Calígrafos e Iluminadores:

Taller de Gotica Redonda
Cuatro sesiones de tres horas cada una todos los Sábados del 17 de Mayo al 7 de Junio
Haber cursado el taller de introducción a la Caligrafía Artística
Costo: $ 1,300
De 11 a 14 hrs.

Taller de Introducción a la caligrafía
Cuatro sesiones de tres horas cada una todos los Sábados del 17 de Mayo al 7 de Junio
Costo: $ 1,300
De 15 a 18 hrs.

Patricio Sanz 1747, Edificio B, Despacho 202 (entre Parroquía y José María Rico)
Colonia del Valle, C. P. 03100, México, D. F.
Tels. 55-34-60-66 y 04455- 40-42-44-33 (con Antonio Anzures).

Mike Perry ilustrador.

Sitio de Mike Perry

26 "TIPOS" de animales

Si quieren ver todos los tipos de animales vayan a :

words are pictures

Visiten el sitio de Craig Ward