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Writing on the wall

Sunday, 17 January 2010

Last year I wrote about the work I am doing for a German office. The art piece that I mentioned is only part of the project; I am also supposed to paint texts on several white walls in the building. The texts are from the people who work there.
The office is high tech: all black & white, computers everywhere, windows from floor to ceiling all around and clean as in a glossy magazine ad. The idea that I am allowed to paint these walls is pretty weird. But it is well paid job and I love this kind of work, so I enjoy every part of it so far.
A problem is that painting twenty or thirty different sayings on a wall doesn’t work, no matter how nice your letters are. There is no coherence. I want it to look like a whole, and I also wanted the art piece to fit in the rest of the lettering. So I have been puzzling on this for the past few weeks.
I have been trying to come up with a design that fits the location, that brings all the separate texts together and that has a link to the art piece. Here are some of the sketches:

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In these designs I didn’t pay attention to the actual lettering. But I made separate proposals for the letters that I would like to use:

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The idea is that it will be a combination of one of the designs and one of the letterings. But as long as the project is still in this phase anything is still possible, of course.

Comments:

Rob

2010-01-17 19:39:50

Wow Frits, keep us updated… Ben benewed naar hoe het er uiteindelijk uit gaat zien!

Eiko

2010-01-18 12:02:36

http://www.flickr.com/photos/mistermac/4128548159/in/photostream/ collega’s tot op zekere hoogte…?! Het beste voor 2010 gewenst!

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