55. Paul Klee, On Modern Art, p. 53: "The legend of the childishness of my drawing must have originated from those linear compositions of mine in which I tried to combine a concrete image, say that of a man, with the pure representation of the linear element. Had I wished to present man 'as he is,' then I should have had to use such a bewildering confusion of lines that pure elementary representation would have been out of the question. The result would have been vagueness beyond recognition."
Source: A Thousand Plateaus; Gilles Deleuze, Félix Guattari; p. NOTES TO PP. 342-350 □ 551
Gather field sound material and then use it as a basis for drawings.Pick some different types of fields, as: - Repetitive background noise, like a train passing by - Sporadic clustered noise, such as people walking across schoolyard / park with dogs - Sounds of tv program/ talk show in unknown language - Various types of silence: with different emortional charge (awkward silence, silence before the storm, concentrated silence between two loud noises, eternal silence of outer space, etc.) - Sounds from the inside spaces: big/small rooms, bars, cafes, library, in public transport, inside own home, train station, church, theater, hairdresser, hospital, lavatory, bathroom - Sounds of nature vs man-made: wind, car sounds, church bells, bird songs, dog bark, rain, thunder - Sounds based on objects found in the field: knock on wood, rotating / breaking the glass, pouring/ boiling the water, clicking on switches, echo of different places, hand dryer, crumpling plastic bag.
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In the new computer age, the proliferation of typefaces and type manipulations represents a new level of visual pollution threatening our culture. Out of thousands of typefaces, all we need are a few basic ones, and trash the rest. The Vignelli Canon, p. 56
For many years now, I haven’t done a single logo. The reason for that may be that every time a client wanted a logo I'd say something silly like ‘If you don’t have identity a logo won’t help you’ – after which the client would walk away. This has not been a very responsible behavior on my side – and I decided to change my mind. Now I think I should do logos, even if I don’t know why I do them, because, as I now believe, if you keep on looking, you will finally find out what is it that you’re looking for.