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Posts tagged "blackout poetry"
Nov 10, 2013
Nov 08, 2013
Oct 10, 2013
For Journalists Who Seek Out Hidden Things, a More Visible Brand
The ad agency Goodby Silverstein & Partners designs a very newspaper blackout-like logo for The Center for Investigative Reporting:
The idea for the campaign was suggested by “Broken Shield,” a series by California Watch that investigated problems at centers for the developmentally disabled. When reporters received documents they had requested from state officials, “the documents were entirely redacted,” Mr. Bronstein said, “not just the words but the margins.”
“Rich took that redaction notion,” he added, “to deliver the message that we are the antidote to redaction.”
The center’s new logo looks like a redacted document, with everything unreadable except for five words: “the,” “center for,” “investigative” and “reporting.” The logo will appear in numerous places like the center’s Web site, video clips and movie-style posters that promote the center’s reporting.
…The logo is meant to symbolize that “you have to go beyond that blacked-out material to find the truth,” Mr. Silverstein said in a separate phone interview.
I don’t have a comment except, I named the book Steal Like An Artist, not Steal Like An Ad Agency.
Aug 08, 2013
Tom Phillips’s A Humument at MASS MoCA
For the last 40 years British artist Tom Phillips has been working on A Humument, a series of collages based on A Human Document, the Victorian novel by W.H. Mallock. Phillips has altered the individual pages of the original book four times, each edition creating a new concrete text poem. For Life’s Work MASS MoCA will show Mallock’s unaltered book along with Phillips’ first edition of A Humument completed in 1973 as well as his most recent 5th edition completed in 2012. This amounts to a total of over 1,000 individual book pages.
From a terrific Boston Globe review:
Phillips has described “A Humument” (pronounced “Hew-mew-ment” and subtitled “A Treated Victorian Novel”) as “a kitchen table task.” It has been, he adds, in the afterword to the latest published version of the book, “almost entirely an evening employment at the end of a studio day.”
The notion that an artist’s life project, his crowning glory, should have been a sort of side project, something done in the margins, as it were, while he was busy getting on with the real thing (whatever that was) is to be savored.
This is amazing. Love the idea to display the original text alongside the treated pages. Need to figure out a way to get to North Adams before the New Year.
May 20, 2013
“Newspaper Blackout” by Austin Kleon
I happen to own this book and I thought I would recommend it to you all for some inspiration and/or laughs.
Hey, thanks for sharing! Y’all can get your own copy here.
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Feb 06, 2013
How to get one of my newspaper blackout prints for less than $20
As many of you may know, 20x200 is down, and I don’t have time right now to release any new prints in the store, so here’s a cheap option that makes a good valentine:
- Buy a copy of Newspaper Blackout and tear out your favorite poem
- Obtain a cheap 8x10 frame w/ a 5x7 matte, maybe from IKEA.
- Frame your poem.
Of course, the same method will work with any of your favorite illustrations from Steal Like An Artist — just substitute a square frame with a 5x5 matte.
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