So now that I have done my talk at CPH:typo (was great fun!) I think it’s time that I show you all the pieces from my exhibit at VESS on the 14th of February, a.k.a Valentine’s Day (HORRID!). So it’ll be a loooooooong post and you need to scroll way down :-)
I’ve told you a little about the exhibit a while back but if you don’t know, I’ll just give a few keywords.
The statement “Tak for lort bitch” means “Thanks for all your shit bitch”, nice huh? It was an exboyfriend’s last words to me. So articulate concidering he was a communication major. I guess I had been kind of a cow, but that was indeed well deserved and totally in order.
You’ll be sitting there thinking “This woman is insane!” (jury is still out on that one) “why did she spend all this time on something that stupid?”. Well, you might be right. The very first piece I did was meant as a kind of reply (although only to myself, not to him) because I never did say anything quite as original back. Then as I had let it all go and felt really good, I thought it such a shame to stop the process and people started saying I should do an exhibit. And so I did! So the exhibit is more about turning the negative in your life into positive and the contrast between doing something really ugly in a very time consuming and meticulous way. Or like they say: when life gives you lemons, ask for salt and tequila!
It’s not some sort of bitter payback. Although I guess a small thanks is in order to the shithead for supplying me with the content. To be honest I kinda forgot where the sentence came from towards the end of this project. And now I just look at my work with a smile on my face because I made it into something that I’m proud of.
I hope you like it! :-)
From the opening of the exhibit. The title in my tape font on the window. Photo by VESS.
This piece measures about 92 x 113 cm and is knitted in denim and wool. The denim comes from 17 ALMOST perfect pairs of jeans torn into 3 cm strips (a girl’s hunt for the perfect pair just NEVER ends, does it?!??!)
This piece measures about 100 x 100 cm. Made of neon pink 90 gram paper and 1 cm strips of magazines.
Double piece, each measuring about 53 x 60 cm crochetted in black and white cotton yarn.
Piece measuring 200 x 100 cm on 200 gram cartonage. The piece was made by hand piercing 203.224 holes. For this reason it also goes under the name ‘Voodoo Bitch’.
From the exhibit opening. Backlit by flourescent light. Photo by VESS.
Piece measuring 68 x 104 cm and is made of plastic embroidery sheets and pearl cotton yarn.
Piece measuring 95 x 110 cm knitted in purple wool yarn.
Double piece, measuring 30 x 40 cm and 34 x 34 cm in a mix of embroidery techniques.
Piece measuring about 120 x 200 cm made of painted wooden tiles from 12 tangram games.
Piece measuring about 62 x 155 cm and is made of 32.014 plastic beads threaded 4 times each with cotton yarn.
Ohh how I would love to have a cup of coffee at Cielito Querido Café, but alas, Mexico is kind of a long way to go for that experience (although I AM going to Bruxelles over easter just to stay at the Pantone hotel!). But doesn’t this place just look lovely. The bold colours, the type, the lot!
Visit Cielito Querido Café.
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I have fallen madly in love with this display font by Andreas Leonidou. It has three different levels of decoration and I just love the tall slender look. The italic is really dramatic too!
See more: http://www.andreasleonidou.com
The speakers at this year’s CPH:typo has just been announced and guess what, I’m one of them! YEY! I’m so exhited cause it’s a really great line-up of very talented people. The theme this year is the physical letter, as in letters in 3 dimensions, away from screens and paper. Here’s a little visual presentation of the speakers…well…all except me, but you know me :-) I’ll be speaking about the Be My Valentine, Bitch! exhibit and I think it will be gooooood! Hope to see you there!
More info here.
Barbara Dechant runs the fantastic Buchstabenmuseum in Berlin, a museum of letters, what could be better.
I think Evelin Kasikov might be my kindred spirit and I can’t wait to talk craft with her.
Tomi Vollauschek has done this most amazing book that is one of my faves in my book collection. Just filled with yummy physical type!
Last but not least Autobahn, two very creative guys focusing on good concepts and ideas rather than eye candy (Hell yeah!).
I’ve showed you Bela Borsodi before but I just want to show you a few more of the spatial letters that he did cause they are just so briliant. I love how accurate they are and how much work has gone into fitting them correctly. He has also done so many other kick ass photo projects.
See more: http://www.belaborsodi.com
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HELLOOOO!!!??? Are you still there. I haven’t died, just been super busy with the opening of my exhibit. It’s been crazy, but it’s up now and you’re welcome come by and have a look. Here’s two pieces and I’ll show you more just as soon as I find out how on earth to photograph them.
The phrase means “Thanks for all your shit bitch” and it was an ex-boyfriend’s last words to me. The exhibit isn’t about him, I’ve just always thought it was such a ridiculous phrase so when looking for something ugly to write in really cumbersome crafts it was right there. And it was just perfect for an anti-Valentine exhibit :-) You can find opening hours on the website of the gallery http://vesscph.tumblr.com/
The first piece is done in crochet and the second one is 34.000 threaded beads…that took a while! ;-)
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Check out these cards by Brooklyn based Enormous Champion. I LOVE them! I think this is a really original way of using script the combination with a kind of 70′s texture embossy look just works wonders and I haven’t seen anything look like this before. WANT!
See more: http://enormouschampion.com