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Another Typographical Dimension

StereoType, the exhibition at the Boston Society of Architects, presents works by 14 established and up-and-coming designers from the United Kingdom, Japan, Canada, France, the United States, Israel, The Netherlands, Germany and Australia.

“By exploring the opportunities at the intersection of technology and design, this new breed of artists is expanding the boundaries of traditional typography and integrating elements from the fields of animation, craft, performance, nano-science and graffiti into their work,” state its organizers.

Alida Sayer explores representing the fourth dimension through form and type by combining traditional tools such as letterpress and paper with unconventional formats including sculptural installation, video and wall construction. Photo by Mike Lawrie

Curated by Ginger Gregg Duggan and Judith Hoos Fox of c2 curatorsquared, the exhibition veers from conventional typographical approaches focused on two-dimensional letters by incorporating the elements of time, movement and the third dimension.

StereoType will be on view in Boston until May 25, 2015. Included in the exhibition are:

Brian Banton, Canada Jerome Corgier, France Design Studio Edhv, The Netherlands Oded Ezer, Israel Dominique Falla, Australia  Masashi Kawamura, Japan Ji Lee, USA Song Hyun Ju, Germany Thomas G. Mason, USA Petra Mrzyk and Jean-Francois Moriceau, France Evan Roth, France Stefan Sagmeister and Jessica Walsh, USA Alida Sayer, UK Dan Tobin Smith, UK

Both the exhibition and graphics have been designed by Rice+Lipka Architects, New York. And for another view of monumental typography, see Lettering Large (Monacelli Press)

“Skype Type” poster (2010). Copyright © 2013 by Oded Ezer

Dan Tobin Smith, Copyright © Dan Tobin Smith

Brian Banton, Copyright © Brian Banton

Note: The final Heller / Fili Holiday Vintage Design and Ephemera sale TOMORROW (12-3:30) more here.

The Typographic Universe: Letterforms Found in Nature, the Built World and Human Imagination In this hardcover volume, Steven Heller and Gail Anderson feature more than 300 examples of nontraditional typography, complete with 500 color illustrations. If you’re looking for inspiration for your creations, it’s time to explore the world around you.

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