Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Close-cropped letterforms à la Norman Ives on the Paris Metro

In 1960 Norman Ives commented on his type collages by saying, “The forms grow from three considerations: the modular unit and its various directions; the area of the letter to be cut; and the weight, color and value of the letter form in relation to its neighbors. Letterforms are tightly cropped and reconstructed in a specific configuration.”

This photograph was taken in 2010 by versluis.

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