Sunday, October 28, 2012

Jerome Corgier of Atelier Graphique Pariri

One of our contributors, Jerome Corgier, has a new series of typographic studies using wood and thread to construct letterforms. He says in an email “I’m going away from drawing and I’m trying more and more to sculpt : I use wood and thread to disturb letter’s forms.” 

A non-published study for New York Times T magazine.
Jerome’s studies reminds us of the explorations of the architects and designers of the Russian Constructivist movement. This photograph is of a 1:40 scale model of the Tatlin Tower. The ‘Monument to the Third International’ was conceived by Vladimir Tatlin in 1919-20 as a tribute to the Bolshevik Revolution. The Tatlin’s Constructivist tower was to be built on the Neva River in St. Petersburg from industrial materials: iron, glass and steel.