Movements: Research 4

Dialogue Studio, Movements

Experiments with letterpress to generate some ideas that reflect my movement. Started out with the word zero and then thought about the countdown to zero as well so I incorporated numerals too. The most ideal typeface to use for this had been Futura but as that wasn’t available, the closest I could get was Gill Sans which because of the super round O works pretty well (although the fancy R annoys me somewhat).

Sketchbook, by Lisa

Then I started thinking about using the letters as shapes instead and made patterns with o and i which turned out pretty interesting. I really like the zero123 but also the red lines below and the pattern to the left of it. The countdown reflects the movement very well and the launching of a new way to look at and create art so using numbers in this way is something I could develop and refine to make it work better. Using Futura might make all the difference. 

 

Sketchbook, by Lisa

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Letterpress imprints, by Lisa

I also really like the way the letters and numbers made impressions on the ink roller. Black on black. It fits well with the monochromatic theme of artists such as Yves Klein in the zero movement. Definitely something to keep in mind.

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