There is something to be said about the complexity of typography. How can you make words portray an emotion or an experience not just by their obvious meaning, but also by how they look. How the words are laid out on a page, the particular typeface, the thickness and weight of the letters, and the kerning all have something to do with the way the words are interpreted. An artist must take every minute detail into consideration when dealing with typography. it’s a miracle anything ever gets done.
“Perfect typography is certainly the most elusive of all arts. Sculpture in stone alone comes near it in obstinacy.”
“The Sony Music Timeline celebrates 125 years of musical history covering almost 150 square meters of wall space in Sony’s Derry Street offices. Using just CNC cut vinyl as the sole medium, 54 columns measuring over 2 meters tall cover feature nearly 1000 of Sony Music’s signed artists from 1887 to the present day.”
"The first problem of style is how to make dead things come alive. By dead things, I mean words, which neither move, nor breathe, nor weep, nor lust, nor love. Writing well means raising the dead."
Artist Kent Rogowski’s Everything I Wish I Could Be is an exploration of language, emotions and the desire to change and improve. Self help books run the gamet, from relationships to death and every topic in between. Rogowski’s photographs these tomes arranged by theme, creating an image of emotions and lives lived through title pages and spines.
In the artist’s own words, “I had been thinking about how people deal with moments of pain and change in their lives and knew that I wanted to explore this in my work. I started collecting self help books and realized that there was literally a book for every moment in life: from relationship advice to dealing with a midlife crisis. I liked the idea that I could create images that would represent individual moments in life using the books that were written to soothe and help with those moments.”