Objects With References
A new alphabet for 2017
We are increasingly talking about new alphabets. Alphabets which point to new dimensions. The thought of the possibility of an extended articulation of a view or a way of thinking has occupied us for some time.
In 2017 we’d like to continue our investigations. We declare new ways of thinking as basic approach for the creation of new forms. Reflections on complexity result in a new interpretive scope. Thus, the work 'Terrain Vague' by Maia Gusberti shows how by the technique of folding a variety of views can be constructed — an example of an eidetic translation of our intention.
The Long Now Foundation Rosetta Project is an effort to preserve all languages that have a high likelihood of extinction over the period from 2000 to 2100. Its name is after the Rosetta Stone, a stele of Egyptian origin featuring a decree in three scripts. A comparison of its hieroglyphs with those on the Rosetta Stone catalysed the deciphering of the Egyptian writing system. In direct analogy to its namesake, a micro-etched nickel alloy Rosetta disc inscribed with 13,000 pages of text in 1200 languages is carried by the European Space Agency's Rosetta space probe. On 30 September 2016, the Rosetta spacecraft ended its mission by landing on the comet.
Areal-BL-Specimen Signals Intelligence
Everything wikipedia tells us about ‘Signals Intelligence’ (often abbreviated as SIGINT) printed on ‘Weltformat’, helps to get a deeper understanding for the AREAL-BL font.
About the Korpus Grotesk
The ‘Korpus Grotesk’ is a continuation and translation of the typographic vocabulary of the serif ‘Korpus’ into a sans-serif font family. It is based on the same transfer philosophy. While the ‘Korpus’ reflects features of hot metal typesetting, the ‘Grotesk’ draws on the technical characteristics of phototypesetting.
What is AREAL's role in lettrism?
AREAL always supports the reader. AREAL tries to encourage exchange by collecting, analysing, and disseminating knowledge on lettrism* groups and other individuals.
Korpus Grotesk Film
The highly compressed lettrist film Korpus Grotesk
(35mm, b&w, 23 sec), is a flicker installation of the eponymous font, the viewer can only guess that the new font is being shown from A to Z.
About the Korpus Typeface
There has always been a direct connection between developing the form of a letter and the techniques available for reproducing it. Changes in possible production modes have pointed to new directions in typeface design. The development of the typeface Korpus took inspiration from the study of inaccuracies, of a general kind, in the reproduction of letters. Of particular interest were typographic deficiencies found in specimen sheets and proof copies from the early 20th century.
Modern life is a continuous intelligence test
Thomas Feuerstein wrote an interesting text about sampling. Actually, sampling is not exactly the right topic for Binnenland's discourse but in one paragraph he uses the German term 'Korpuskeln'. This is a funny coincidence since the typeface we use for the puzzle is called 'Korpus'. Corpuscles are all these small elements you get by fragmentation of a whole unit. And these elements constitute the elementary starting point for creation or recreation of something new.
About the T-Star Typeface
T-Star’s features include low-contrast, uniform line width, laterally flattened, round basic forms, as well as cut-back ascenders and descenders. It’s a plain, technical-style typeface that is slender in its proportions and highly economical when it comes to the space taken up by body text. Its appearance is marked by openness and individual characters show surprisingly unconventional features. Where predetermined patterns and systems proved unsatisfactory, shapes were interpreted intuitively, but stringently.