Thursday, November 20, 2008

experiencing text over time

I have been doing research on the use of text in transitional spaces (for my mechanical text interest, as well as my you are here signs). The image with the red signs is a Burma Shave ad (they became famous for putting signs like this alongside highways in the 40's and 50's). The long and tall image is of an installation in a New York subway tunnel, called The Commuter's Lament or A Close Shave, by Edward B. Colp (which is beautiful in a makes-you-want-to-cry kind of way). 

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