Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Alida Sayer: Absence

Alida Sayer, a contributor to 3D Typography, is part of an upcoming exhibition titled Absence at Kingsland Road Studio in London.

New works by up and coming artists Zachary Eastwood Bloom, James Irwin, Brendan Olley and Alida Sayer will explore aspects of society that are lived with every day, yet are intangible, forgotten or ignored. Different approaches are taken to investigating their preoccupations with technology, communication, memory and perception.

Top: Alida Sayer, There is no beginning detail, 2010, photo © Philip Sayer
Bottom: Alida Sayer, Here we are I detail, 2010, photo © Philip Sayer

Opening times:
10 - 13 June
11am - 5pm
Private view:
Thursday 9 June
6 - 9pm

On Saturday 11th June from 5-7pm Glenn Adamson, Head of Postgraduate Studies and Deputy Head of Research at the V&A, will be in conversation with the artists. This talk is a free event but please RSVP by replying directly to this email or by sending a message to so that we have an idea of numbers.

Haggerston Studios Basement
284-288 Kingsland Road
E8 4DN

Monday, May 9, 2011

Dance Writer by Typotheque

We know! We know—we’ve been away from our blog for several months. But that doesn’t mean that we haven’t been collecting type projects. We promise we’ll start posting our findings.

Somehow we missed this project for our book and we are quite sad we did. Before becoming an iphone/ipad app this Spring, Dance Writer was part of an exhibition at Experimenta Lisbon in 2009. Here is how it works. Each posture resembles the shape of a letterform. You type in your text and a dancer spells out your message flawlessly. It’s pretty fun and addictive—you now can be a modern dance choreographer. Typotheque, a type foundry and design studio run by Peter and Johanna Bil’ak is responsible for the concept and design. Dance Writer features the dancing of Valentina Scaglia, choreography by Lukáš Timulak, video by Taco Zwaanswijk and programming by Resolume.