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Slides from a talk on the socalled typographics or typograms.

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  • 1. xxxdanishxschoolxofxmediaxandxjournalismxhenrikxbirkvigxhbi@dmjx.dkxbiadx2011xthexwordxasxpictures 1 Ralph du Carrois via @spiekermann on Twitter sunday.
  • 2. xxxdanishxschoolxofxmediaxandxjournalismxhenrikxbirkvigxhbi@dmjx.dkxbiadx2011xthexwordxasxpictures 2
  • 3. xxxdanishxschoolxofxmediaxandxjournalismxhenrikxbirkvigxhbi@dmjx.dkxbiadx2011xthexwordxasxpictures 3
  • 4. xxxdanishxschoolxofxmediaxandxjournalismxhenrikxbirkvigxhbi@dmjx.dkxbiadx2011xthexwordxasxpictures 4typographics/typograms:the wordas pictureHenrik BirkvigSome research and investigations
  • 5. xxxdanishxschoolxofxmediaxandxjournalismxhenrikxbirkvigxhbi@dmjx.dkxbiadx2011xthexwordxasxpictures 5partitio 1. Background 2. Empirical objects (the collection) 3. Research 4. Definition 5. Analysis 1 6. Analysis 2 7. Theorizing and analyzing 8. onclusion C 9. Perspective
  • 6. xxxdanishxschoolxofxmediaxandxjournalismxhenrikxbirkvigxhbi@dmjx.dkxbiadx2011xthexwordxasxpictures 61. backgroundHow it began: Graduated 1982, started teaching 1984/85
  • 7. xxxdanishxschoolxofxmediaxandxjournalismxhenrikxbirkvigxhbi@dmjx.dkxbiadx2011xthexwordxasxpictures 71. backgroundHow it began: Graduated 1982, started teaching 1984/85 Creative process > display typography
  • 8. xxxdanishxschoolxofxmediaxandxjournalismxhenrikxbirkvigxhbi@dmjx.dkxbiadx2011xthexwordxasxpictures 81. backgroundHow it began: Graduated 1982, started teaching 1984/85 Creative process > display typography Assignment: make some typographics! (the student as graphic designer as author (Are we gonna come up with the words ourselves?)
  • 9. xxxdanishxschoolxofxmediaxandxjournalismxhenrikxbirkvigxhbi@dmjx.dkxbiadx2011xthexwordxasxpictures 91. backgroundHow it began: Graduated 1982, started teaching 1984/85 Creative process > display typography Assignment: make some typographics (did not know better) Still on my list of assignments today
  • 10. xxxdanishxschoolxofxmediaxandxjournalismxhenrikxbirkvigxhbi@dmjx.dkxbiadx2011xthexwordxasxpictures 101. backgroundHow it began: Graduated 1982, started teaching 1984/85 Creative process > display typography Assignment: make some typographics (did not know better) Still on my list of assignments today Collecting (more) examples from 2005
  • 11. xxxdanishxschoolxofxmediaxandxjournalismxhenrikxbirkvigxhbi@dmjx.dkxbiadx2011xthexwordxasxpictures 112. empirical objects 192 examples collected from 2005 til nowA variety of sources:screendumps from the internet,scan from prints,photographs,digital files
  • 12. xxxdanishxschoolxofxmediaxandxjournalismxhenrikxbirkvigxhbi@dmjx.dkxbiadx2011xthexwordxasxpictures 123. ongoing research Litterature (typographic textbooks) Internet search (Google, Encyclopedia Brittanica) Network inquiries (three typo experts)
  • 13. xxxdanishxschoolxofxmediaxandxjournalismxhenrikxbirkvigxhbi@dmjx.dkxbiadx2011xthexwordxasxpictures 133. research Litterature (textbooks: looking for definitions) Some of The usual suspects
  • 14. xxxdanishxschoolxofxmediaxandxjournalismxhenrikxbirkvigxhbi@dmjx.dkxbiadx2011xthexwordxasxpictures 143. research Netsearch: typographics (too much general typography)
  • 15. xxxdanishxschoolxofxmediaxandxjournalismxhenrikxbirkvigxhbi@dmjx.dkxbiadx2011xthexwordxasxpictures 153. research Netsearch: typogram (typography, calligram)
  • 16. xxxdanishxschoolxofxmediaxandxjournalismxhenrikxbirkvigxhbi@dmjx.dkxbiadx2011xthexwordxasxpictures 163. research Netsearch (encyclopedia: looking for definitions)
  • 17. xxxdanishxschoolxofxmediaxandxjournalismxhenrikxbirkvigxhbi@dmjx.dkxbiadx2011xthexwordxasxpictures 173. research Netsearch (google: looking for definitions)
  • 18. xxxdanishxschoolxofxmediaxandxjournalismxhenrikxbirkvigxhbi@dmjx.dkxbiadx2011xthexwordxasxpictures 183. research Typographics? Typograms?
  • 19. xxxdanishxschoolxofxmediaxandxjournalismxhenrikxbirkvigxhbi@dmjx.dkxbiadx2011xthexwordxasxpictures 193. research Back to the books: more litterature studies
  • 20. xxxdanishxschoolxofxmediaxandxjournalismxhenrikxbirkvigxhbi@dmjx.dkxbiadx2011xthexwordxasxpictures 203. research Back to the books: more litterature studiesKarl Gerstner in Kompendium fr Alphabeten: Typogram(Der Terminus fr visualisierte Begriffe: Typogramme).Aaron Burns in Typography: Typographic illustration.David Consuegra in American Type: TypogramMassin in Letter and Image: [lots of different examples]Emil Ruder in Typography : [examples]
  • 21. xxxdanishxschoolxofxmediaxandxjournalismxhenrikxbirkvigxhbi@dmjx.dkxbiadx2011xthexwordxasxpictures