Graffiti: overground archaeology or environmental crime?

Alison Barnes ‘In a city that belongs to no-one, people are constantly seeking to leave a trace of themselves…’ (Sennett 1990:205) Graffiti, by its very nature, is inevitably temporary type. Whether due to chemical cleansing agents deployed by local councils and property owners, or simply the effect of the wind and rain over time, at […]

Moholy-Nagy: Painting/Photography/film, 1925

p39 “What is typo-photo? Typography is communication composed in type. Photography is the visual presentation of what can be optically apprehended. Typophoto is the visual presentation of what can be optically apprehended. (…) Until recently typeface and typesetting rigidly preserved a technique which admittedly garanted the purity of the linear effect but ignored the new […]