Wolfgang Weingart Lecture

May 29th, 2009

Wolfgang Weingart/ Basel
Lecture 9. June 16:30

50 Jahre arbeiten mit der Typographie und wie es dazu kam…
Ein Dienstagvortrag an der Hochschule Darmstadt im Fachbereich Gestaltung/ Aula

50 Years Working with Typography and how it all came to be…
A Tuesday Lecture at the University of Applied Sciences, Department of Design in Darmstadt, Germany.

In May, Wolfgang Weingart held a letterpress workshop for 14 students at the Department of Design, University of Applied Sciences in Darmstadt, Germany. The outcome of this one week intensive course was letterpress posters for Weingart’s lecture on the 9th of June. A dialogue between electronic equipment and classical manual typesetting methods was applied to compose and produce the posters. One week long the students used paper, scissors, scotch tape and laptops to design and eventually typeset their work in the printshop.
On the 9th of June, Wolfgang Weingart is once again invited to Darmstadt to hold a public lecture. He plans to talk about his 50 years of working with typography. In 1968 Weingart started teaching at the School of Design in Basel, Switzerland. His work has had a significant influence on the development of typography internationally. His creative and experimental way of working, complementary to the otherwise rigid Swiss typography, has had an impact on generations of designers and typographers. He taught his students to learn from their own experiences and experiments, many of whom are now teachers worldwide.

Vom 11.– 15 Mai veranstaltete Wolfgang Weingart mit 14 Studenten am Fachbereich Gestaltung der Hochschule Darmstadt eine Werkstattwoche. Ziel des einwöchigen intensiven Workshops war die Gestaltung von Vortragsplakaten im Dialog von elektronischen Apparaturen und klassischer Satzverarbeitung. Realisiert in den Werkstätten der Hochschule.
Eine Woche lang wurde mit Papier, Schere, Scotch-Band und Laptop entworfen und schliesslich im Bleisatzverfahren in der Druckwerkstatt des Fachbereichs gedruckt.
Am 9. Juni kommt Wolfgang Weingart erneut nach Darmstadt um einen öffentlichen Vortrag zu halten. Hierbei spricht WW über seine nun mittlerweile fünfzig jährige Tätigkeit mit der Typografie. Weingart, der 1968 an der Schule für Gestaltung in Basel seine Lehrtätigkeit aufnahm, hat die internationale Entwicklung der Typografie massgeblich beeinflusst. Er verlieh der strengen Schweizer Typografie Kreativität und Experimentierlust und prägte von da an ganze Gestaltergenerationen.
Er lehrte seinen Studenten, die heute auch weltweit in der Lehre tätig sind, aus ihren eigenen Experimenten und Erfahrungen zu lernen.

9. Juni 2009/ 16:30 Hochschule Darmstadt Fachbereich Gestaltung/ Mathildenhöhe

June 9th 2009/ 4:30pm University of Applied Sciences, Department of Design/ Mathildenhoehe

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Atelier Carvalho Bernau (updates)

May 29th, 2009

Susana Carvalho & Kai Bernau

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Pipi

May 29th, 2009

Pipi

(Alain Rodriguez & Raphaël Garnier)

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BEYOND KIOSK – MODES OF MULTIPLICATION

May 28th, 2009


BEYOND KIOSK – MODES OF MULTIPLICATION

This on-going project, initiated by German publisher and designer Christoph Keller, is a travelling exhibition focusing on independent publishing in the fields of contemporary art, design and graphic design. It’s starting point is Kiosk, an expending archive, which gathers today over 6.000 publications – artists’ books, catalogues, magazines, videos, audio works – and which travelled to more than twenty institutions all over the world.
For each presentation of Beyond Kiosk, a designer or artist is commissioned to develop a new display for the exhibition. Mudam has invited English designer Martino Gamper to imagine the exhibition design.

Ce projet itinérant, initié par Christoph Keller, éditeur et designer, est une exposition consacrée à l’édition indépendante en art contemporain, design et graphisme. Il prolonge le projet Kiosk, une archive évolutive itinérante comportant à ce jour plus de 6000 publications, livres d’artistes, magazines, vidéos et supports audio liés à l’art contemporain, qui a voyagé depuis 2001 dans plus de vingt institutions à travers le monde.
Pour chaque présentation de Beyond Kiosk, la mise en espace de l’exposition est confiée à un artiste ou un designer différent. Mudam a invité le designer anglais Martino Gamper à imaginer le dispositif de présentation.

MUDAM, Luxembourg
Until september 13 2009

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Lu Liang

May 28th, 2009

Lu Liang

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SILAS VIDAR

May 28th, 2009

Silas Vidar

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Jeff Ramsey

May 27th, 2009

Jeff Ramsey

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Yale Graphic Design MFA Show 2009: Lux et Veritas

May 27th, 2009

Yale Graphic Design MFA Show 2009: Lux et Veritas
an all-video show

This unconventional show does not present the students’ graphic works as design objects but instead shows them as a single illuminated collage which constantly rearranges itself. Print, motion, interactive, and site-specific design will be shown through video projection. When the gallery’s lights are off, the videos provide a shared, immersive experience of designed pieces. When the lights come on, the show disappears. By flattening their pieces into a seamless surface and wrapping the entire gallery with it, the designers build a world from their work.

The works the students made in graduate school, though they do not appear in the exhibition in physical form, are described by the video loops and the publication. The exhibition is a single, collaborative work where re-representational video and pre-representational reference outline the space the students’ graduate projects would occupy. During Yale’s intense, two-year program, students build a coherent, investigative, and experimental body of work, culminating in a thesis. Though each student’s thesis project expresses a singular methodology, they share common features: the application of a visual method to studio work and the writing and design of a catalogue raisonne?. The exhibition will feature these 16 books, which contextualize the designers’ work in relation to their emerging practices.

The 2009 Graphic Design candidates are: Jensen Barnes, Rachel Berger, Yeju Choi, Neil Donnelly, Ian Jamieson, Hyoun Youl Joe, E Roon Kang, Hilla Katki, Tara Kelton, Wolasi Konu, Alexander Moulitsas, James Muspratt, Daniella Spinat, Yasser Suratman, Mary Voorhees, and Ryan Waller.

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Cannon magazine

May 27th, 2009

Cannon magazine — For literary artillery . . .

Due to financial constraints, the production of the first issue of Cannon is being broken down into a series of sporadically produced sixteen-page signatures, some of which will be distributed as they are printed, and the remainder kept aside to be collated and bound in June 2009. This staggered approach to production allows Cannon to exist without the crutch of financial support, spreading costs and delaying my inevitable lesson into the impossibility of truly independent publishing.

The left-to-right, east-to-west structure of the finished magazine will thus correlate to the chronology of its production, the first page having been printed six months before the last. Section by section the magazine will evolve or renew its standpoint, reflecting a slow digestion of its themes, rather than suggesting a neatly packaged thought which has sprung from the mind, onto the page. Cannon will grow up in public.

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Design Blast 2009

May 25th, 2009

Design Blast 2009
This International conference shows the female side of design: in its new edition the conference at the University of Arts and Design Karlsruhe will present young and successful female designers from all over Europe.
Six young and most successful female designers from Europe are invited. The designers aged between 22 and 37 years have brilliantly mastered their career entry and will demonstrate with what a stance and which works they succeeded in this. Furthermore “Design Blast” promises to offer its audience an outlook on upcoming trends and tendencies in design.
For instance the food designer Marije Vogelzang (Amsterdam) will present her new ideas and concepts for the handling of food. Shooting star Kate Moross (London) will demonstrate how she bewitched the English advertising and music scene with her enormous creative output. The German designer Catrin Altenbrandt from Pixelgarten (Frankfurt) will show how she conquered the three-dimensional space with her graphic design. Likewise present are the outstanding designers Luna Maurer (Amsterdam), Emma Thomas from the design office APFEL (London), and Kasia Korczak (Brussels).

June 12th 2009
University of Arts and Design Karlsruhe
Karlsruhe, Germany

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FAX

May 25th, 2009

FAX, an exhibition that invites a multi-generational group of artists, as well as architects, designers, scientists and filmmakers, to conceive of the fax machine as a thinking and drawing tool. Participants will transmit fax-based work—some seminal examples of early telecommunications art—via the museum’s working fax line throughout the duration of the exhibition. The active accumulation of information—received in real time, in the exhibition space—will include drawings and texts, and the inevitable junk faxes and errors of transmission, creating an ongoing cumulative project concerned with reproduction, obsolescence, distribution, mediation, and generative systems.

Faxes by close to 100 participants sent to the initial showing of FAX at The Drawing Center will form the core of this generative and accumulative exhibition; and subsequent institutions will each invite up to twenty additional artists to submit works to be presented at successive venues as a touring exhibition.
Participating artists include: John Armleder, Tauba Auerbach, Pierre Bismuth, Barbara Bloom, Mel Bochner, Jan De Cock, Peter Coffin, Cerith Wyn Evans, Morgan Fisher, Aurélien Froment, Ryan Gander, Liam Gillick, Joseph Grigely, Wade Guyton, Charline von Heyl, Matthew Higgs, Germaine Kruip, Glenn Ligon, Dr. Ronald L. Mallett, Josephine Meckseper, Olivier Mosset, Steven Pinker, William Pope.L, Seth Price, Pamela Rosenkranz, Dexter Sinister, Wolfgang Tillmans, Edward Tufte, and Christopher Williams, among others.

Until July 23 2009
Drawing Center, in the Drawing Room
New York

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Extended Caption (DDDG)

May 25th, 2009

Extended Caption (DDDG)
A collection of items originally shown in the magazine

This book was published on the seventh occasion of Stuart Bailey showing a group of artifacts whose only objective connection is that they have appeared in the pages of Dot Dot Dot, a magazine Bailey edits since its conception in 2000. To exhibit a composition of individual images is the result of the fundamental idea to invert the regular hierarchy of the magazine, where texts are generally primary and images secondary. The book therefore contains a reproduction of the exhibition wall with all 43 artifacts, followed by reproductions of 43 previously published Dot Dot Dot articles, systematically presented as captions to these artifacts.

Exhibition until Saturday 27 June, 2009
Culturgest, Porto

Book produced and published by Roma Publications

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Visibility Absent – Stedelijk Museum – Which one is Lichtenstein?

May 25th, 2009

“Which one is Lichtenstein?” is a project done by Pinar Demirdag within the Visibility Absent project that Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam launched in January.
The top works in the Stedelijk’s permanent collection have been away and out of sight for some time now. Visibly Absent is organised by the Stedelijk Museum in collaboration with the Rietveld Academy and the Sandberg Institute to explore ways in which a collection can be out of sight and yet a visible and occasionally surprisingly tangible presence in the city.
Currently you can see this work in the streets of Amsterdam in the form of the posters and 6 different light boxes at the Centraal Station.

“As I opened Fire” triptych by Roy Lichtenstein is one of the icons of the collection of Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam.
Lichtenstein based his work in cartoons and images from comics.. The three images of “As I opened fire” are inspired by the story in the American comic book “All American Men of War.” 
The work of Lichtenstein is a graphical representation of comic book strips. He reinforces the primary colors, black outlines and enlarges the grid dots, as seen in newspapers and other printed matter. The work is an example of Pop Art. Lichtenstein used images from popular culture and inspired other American Pop Art artists.
The answer for the tricky ‘Which one is Lichtenstein?’ question appearing on the posters and on the light boxes would be: “None of the shown images is Lichtenstein’s work, the poster is a combination of various vintage comic book strips.”

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IMAGES SONORES – CONFERENCE/PERFORMANCE

May 22nd, 2009

Conférence “Haut-débit / bas-débit” (Hi-bandwidth / Low-bandwidth)
présentée par Nicolas Thély et Clode Coulpier
Vendredi 22 mai 2009 de 16h00 à 18h00

Performance “Nouvelles improvisations” présentée par Raphaël Bastide
Vendredi 22 mai 2009 / de 18h00 à 20h00

Musée des Beaux-Arts, Lyon

IMAGES SONORES - CONFERENCE/PERFORMANCE

IMAGES SONORES - CONFERENCE/PERFORMANCE

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THE MASTERPIECE SERIES: Radim Peško

May 22nd, 2009

THE MASTERPIECE SERIES is presenting a new work in A1 by Radim Peško.

Friday, May 29 at 17:00h, Meneer de Wit Studios, Amsterdam.
Music will be provided by Karl Nawrot.
flyer design by Joel Galvez

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Katja Naima Schalcher

May 22nd, 2009

Katja Naima Schalcher

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MANYSTUFF ROOM – NUITS SONORES, LYON

May 21st, 2009


Mathias Schweizer


Pierre Vanni & a+b designers

Dans le cadre du festival de musiques électroniques Les Nuits Sonores à Lyon, Manystuff propose Haut-débit / bas-débit (Hi-bandwidth / Low-bandwidth)

Sur Internet, la définition de l’image est conditionnée par le débit du flux d’informations. A priori on pourrait se dire que l’objectif de la technologie du net est de nous apporter une image d’une définition la plus haute et la plus précise. Mais finalement, ce qui compte est d’optimiser sa diffusion.

Le graphisme sur ordinateur, aujourd’hui, se concentre beaucoup sur le réseau : concevoir une vidéo, une image, un pdf, disponibles “on line”. De ce fait, confronté à ce problème du “poids” de la création, de sa diffusion, le graphiste adopte plusieurs positions: tantôt il s’y plie jusqu’à la caricature, jusqu’à revenir aux archétypes de l’image graphique numérique de la première ère du net; tantôt il la défie en faisant de la Haute Définition (HD), d’immenses images, des vidéos léchées …

Manystuff souhaite présenter ces deux extrêmes et les confronter.

Pictures/photos

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Manystuff Room
For the Electronic Music Festival Nuits Sonores in Lyon, Manystuff presents Hi-bandwidth / Low-bandwidth

On the Internet, image definition depend on the information flow. One might say that the goal of Internet technology is to bring us a higher definition and more precise picture. But ultimately, what counts is to optimize its distribution.

Graphic design on computer today, focuses heavily on the network: designing a video, picture, pdf, available on-line. As a result, faced with the problem of the “weight” of the creation, of its distribution, the graphic designer adopts several positions: either he bends to the point of caricature, to return to the archetypes of the digital graphic image of the first era of net, sometimes defies it by the High Definition (HD), huge images, videos licked …

Manystuff wishes to present these two extremes and compare.

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Aves les installations de Mathias Schweizer, Pierre Vanni et a+b designers (Anika Perez & Brice Genre) / les vidéos de Oliver Laric, James Whipple & Robert Wodzinski

VIDEOS

James Whipple
Female Armor, 2008.
A sculptural meditation on user-created costumes for female computer game characters, depicting the player’s alienated longing for an ancient female diety.

Une méditation sculpturale sur les costumes créés par l’utilisateur pour les personnages féminins de jeux vidéo, illustrant le désir aliéné du joueur pour une ancienne déité féminine.

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Robert Wodzinski, 2009
A short and indeterminate study of the transition in silence, an opening we almost miss and closing that never comes.

Une étude courte et indéterminée de la transition dans le silence, une ouverture que nous manquons presque et la fin qui ne vient jamais.

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Oliver Laric
Aircondition, 2006
The choreography was filmed from a bridge, a car drove over the MP3 player that I borrowed from a friend, just after the fifth try, this was the take that I ended up using, you can notice that I’m dancing with clenched fists, this saved time when cutting away the background, ten fingers are time consuming, two fists are okay, my sweater is blue and pants are green, both colors are not permitted when using a blue- or green-screen as a backdrop, I cut out 3975 frames manually.

La chorégraphie a été filmée d’un pont, une voiture est passée sur un lecteur MP3 que j’ai emprunté à un ami, après le cinquième essai, voici la prise que j’ai finie par utiliser, vous pouvez observer que je dance avec les poings serrés, ceci épargnant le temps lorsqu’on enlève l’arrière plan, dix doigts consomment beaucoup de temps, deux poings sont ok, mon pull est bleu et mon pantalon est vert, ces deux couleurs n’étant pas autorisées lorsqu’on utilise un fond bleu ou vert comme arrière plan, j’ai coupé 3975 trames manuellement.

INSTALLATIONS

Pierre Vanni / a+b designers (Anika Perez – Brice Genre)
Charlotte has asked us to give substance to the low flow.
By making screen with the flow of 0 and 1, we have emerged it as the ghost.

Charlotte nous a demandé de donner corps au bas débit.
En faisant écran au flux de 0 et de 1 nous n’en avons fait émerger que le fantôme.

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Mathias Schweizer
An archaic and cumbersome algorithm of matches formulate a reflection / a phantasmagorical landscape of nerd (Calvi on the Rocks Festival) / A giant mobiletag to test / Vapors.

Un algorithme archaïque et laborieux d’allumettes formule un reflet / Paysage fantasmagorique de nerd (Calvi on the rocks Festival) / Un mobiletag géant à tester / Vapeurs.

Pictures/photos

Rob van Hoesel (updates)

May 20th, 2009

Rob van Hoesel

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ZACK NATHANSON

May 20th, 2009

Zack Nathanson

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History Repeats Itself

May 20th, 2009

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