Andrew Lister & Matthew Stuart (Eds.)
Engaging the complex world of visual communication, the exciting new journal Bricks from the Kiln expands the conversation in design and typography, striking a balance between historical research and current projects, art and graphic design. Assembling a collection of photography, poetry, transcripts, essays, and diary jottings, the editors have allowed connections to develop organically, each piece like a collection of bricks, part of a larger structure. The Situationists loom large, as does the peripheral and the overlooked. Following in the tradition of Typographica, Icteric, Dot Dot Dot, Situationist Times and Theo Crosby’s Uppercase, the journal demonstrates how design and typography have become integrated into the creative disciplines of writing, theory and art.
With a cross-pollination of disciplines first emerging within the Bauhaus and then again in the 1960s and 1990s, the art and design community watched an evolving revolution in their field, where graphic designers made art, artists incorporated design aesthetics and theory emerged around and within the field. Bricks continues this tradition by featuring ongoing research, investigations and critical essays through a rich assortment of progressive voices. Contributions include book designer and curator James Langdon, artist/designer Mark Owens, writer/critic Jamie Sutcliffe, Ian Sinclair of The Parallel School, an alternative university offering an open environment in which to share and teach art and design, artists Max Harvey, Ralph Rumney, He Pianpian and Li You along with Ron Hunt, Natalie Ferris and Traven T. Coves.
6 ½ x 8 ¾ in. / 138 pp / 62 b&w and 2 color
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