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Project Manager: Maziar Raein

Academic summary

This project explores the pictorial gap between hand drawn letter forms and fonts that originate in analogue formats (such as letterpress) and those that are now re-rendered through digital tools. The practice of drawing is emerging as a key tool in addressing this disparity of the to and from between old and new technologies. The exploration is based on the KHIO Typographic Archive (KHiO-TA), a wealth of rare and historic archive material and the project is set in the context of the development in the materiality of graphic design practice since the early 2000.
The main question the project addresses is: How does the shift to and from new technologies alter or add to design processes, in particular in design processes where the physical gesture of drawing plays a central role such as with letterforms and typographic work.

Project facts

Project title ACROSS THE WIRES – ANTI MATTER (NON TYPE) – drawing on type
Project manager Maziar Raein
Oslo National Academy of the Arts
Project participants

Edwin Pickstone
Glasgow School of Art

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Project status Concluded
Department Design
Total budget NOK66,336.00
  1. Maziar Raein: ACROSS THE WIRES - ANTI TYPE (2018). Report. More information
  2. Maziar Raein, Ane Thon Knutsen & Ellmer Stefan: Across the Wires (2018). Art exhibition. More information

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