Library of Shapes, Texts and Structures
11 April – 8 June 2019
The Library of Shapes, Texts and Structures is a visual research project and personal archive of graphic elements. The title is program; as the “library” encompasses sustained efforts of systematic collecting, note-taking, documenting, selecting, registering, archiving, manipulating, sorting and cataloguing of a body of diverse visual, textual and linguistic material.
The library’s “Shapes” section consists of two comprehensive typographic systems: The Affiche Collection and Allgemein Grotesk are both fonts that combine different letter forms in their character sets, and include numerous forms and symbols, from abstract-geometric to figurative-illustrative to organic-distorted. The section “Structures” contains a variety of analogue and digital textures, as well as photographic imagery of vernacular typography. These visual collections are complemented by the section “Texts”, which gathers excerpts, sorted by date, from newspapers, magazines, books and social media posts.
The exhibition at A—Z presents the current state of the “Library of Shapes, Texts and Structures” and a diverse series of posters that combine a selection of materials from the library with different motifs and colour combinations.
During the finissage on 7th June 2019, there was a talk with Andrea Tinnes and Anja Lutz (A—Z).