Tuesday, 26 October 2010

Typographic Tautology

we worked in pairs for this project. i had the lovely ed rivers working with me :] and after a lot of research we ended up deconstructing an aristotle quote (below).

the most significance we found with this tongue-twister, was its allusive message & unnecessary repetition of meaning using different words that effectively mean the same thing. we aimed to illustrate this confusion by overlaying the two halves of the quotation, which creates a kind of typographical illusion. letterforms can both be found in the negative and positive shapes which reinforces the message of the quotation itself; how do we define truth?

"To say of what is that is not, or of what is not that it is, is false, while to say of what is that it is, and of what is that it is not, is true." Aristotle.

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