Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Simple. Ubiquitous. Viral

These Alternumerics--part constellation, part font--are amazing. Much more enjoyable than the do-it-yourself Humument on the Verse website. Thanks to the estimable and eloquent Berkeleyan Chris Chen--whose experiments with these fonts in 1913:1, now available as a PDF here, are really brilliant-- for pointing this out. It's too rare that post-conceptual art actually delivers on the democratizing promises it made us in the late 60s, without losing sight of fun. Chris Chan's website is a very fine delivering. I hope I soon get a chance to see one of his installations.

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