Novo Typo Offgrid Berlin
»Mark van Wageningen / Novo Typo presents his return to the three fundamental elements of analogue graphic design – letters, ink and paper – in an exhibition that offers designers a way to respond to the economic and individual vulnerabilities by means of an exercise in self-sustainability for graphic designers. During the whole exhibition period in July, Novo Typo Offgrid studio will be fully operational at A—Z, with Mark producing and recycling his own work.
The workshop-style exhibition is an opportunity to learn and to reflect on how to de-standardize and autonomize in order to be truly self-sufficient. On the background of this exercise lies the need to face a global overly complex system of production, supply chains and restrictive industrial standards, that have shown their dangerous disruptive effects, specially at the beginning of the pandemic.
Based on the core idea that a typographic design studio that designs and produces its own letters should also be able to make its own ink and paper, Novo Typo Offgrid Berlin will show how we can produce our own locally sourced paper and plant-based inks, in order to create our own tools and methods.
By independently selecting the raw materials for the production of paper and ink, a new and bespoke standard is defined. In the process, the designer and the artisan should be one and the same person, free to choose how to produce and visualize their designs, thereby regaining control over their end product.«
Ausstellungszeitraum: 08. Juli bis 26. August 2021Hinweis: alle Angaben ohne Gewähr für Aktualität, Korrektheit und Vollständigkeit.