An Earth-inspired typeface designed by Siyu Cao that creates shapes and letters from classic typographic map features. The two-dimensional forms are great, but the 3-D carvings really drive it to the mountaintop.
I’ve seen a lot of Earth as Art projects, but never a typeface. Excellent work.
Two Faces by Hermine Freed, 1972
Utilizing a split and reversed screen, Freed faces herself, caressing and kissing her doubled image. Without narration, the tape shows Freed suspended between two images, existing as a doubled person.
In light of feminist discourse on women’s alienation from themselves in a male-dominated culture and the co-option of women’s images by advertising and the media, this tape reads as Freed’s attempt to contact her self-image directly—to, in effect, claim her image. [ftp]
You can watch a clip from this short film at the link.
- Frank Ocean (via expiry)