Video Archive | Typography (6)

Christopher Michlig Negations
Christopher Michlig presents his recent work as a Los Angeles based installation artist. The projects documented were completed...
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Michael Rock describes graphic design is an aimless practice and the work of 2x4 meanders more than others, mostly consisting of...
Michael Worthington 6 Memos for the Next Year
Modeling his talk on Calvino’s, Six Memos For The Next Millennium. Michael Worthington offers 6 Memos for the Next...
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Michael Worthington continues his discussion about the separation of music from lyrics and his exploration of typographically...
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Charles Jencks discusses the early twentieth century Russian history, concentrating on causes of the Russian revolutions. The...
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Sheila De Bretteville discusses her personal work as a designer, specifically a graphic designer. She also discusses her role as...

Christopher Michlig Negations

Christopher Michlig presents his recent work as a Los Angeles based installation artist. The projects documented were completed between 2007 and 2008, and encompass collage, typography and video art. Michlig presents his influences and interest in biographical work. Finally, Michlig
discusses the political and social issues inherent in his work.

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Michlig discusses his engagement with biographical subject matter. The first biographical project takes inspiration from Parisian...
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Michlig answers questions regarding the nature of language and the influence of 1960s psychedelia on his work.

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Michael Rock describes graphic design is an aimless practice and the work of 2×4 meanders more than others, mostly consisting of big, messy projects. Their design for Any magazine used two type faces and one grid for the entire series. The design of Mark Taylor’s book Hiding was followed by a brochure for the Princeton School of Architecture. The textbook Seeing & Writing was intended as an English composition reader engaged with visual culture. It’s deployment of images and typographies exemplifies 2×4’s merging of theory and practice.


Michael Worthington 6 Memos for the Next Year

March 17, 2004 |
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Modeling his talk on Calvino’s, Six Memos For The Next Millennium. Michael Worthington offers 6 Memos for the Next Year:

  • “Create Context Specific Design,”
  • “Always Consider the Ill-Considered.”
  • “Make the System, Break the System,”
  • “How Invisible Reasons Create Visible Form.”
  • “Make Type Talk”
  • “Practice Visual Karaoke,”

Worthington discusses his work for Xtra magazine, book designs for Uta Barth, Bas Jan Ader, catalogs for Cal Arts, and other projects. He uses the Memos to contextualize work within broader design issues.

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Michael Worthington discusses the design of the catalog for the MAK Center's Trespassing: Houses x Artists...
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Michael Worthington continues his lecture by discussing Memo #4:“How Invisible Reasons Create Visible Form.” He describes the...
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Michael Worthington continues his discussion about the separation of music from lyrics and his exploration of typographically...

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Michael Worthington continues his discussion about the separation of music from lyrics and his exploration of typographically designed lyrics. He “wanted to have type talk in a different
way … to create a dialogue,” so he placed lyrics from a Smiths’ songs on buttons which people could wear. Regarding Memo #6: “Practice Visual Karaoke,” Worthington talks about his work on music videos, and animations for cell phones, projects which he considers raw but energizing. He shows a Karaoke video for David Bowie’s “Sound and Vision,” made during a workshop.


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May 17, 1976 | Video Lecturer:

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Charles Jencks discusses the early twentieth century Russian history, concentrating on causes of the Russian revolutions. The revolutionary artists and designers captured this charged social atmosphere through publications and art. Jencks describes typical motifs of Russian constructivism including primary forms, colors, typography, and imagery. He uses these examples to build his argument that constructivism leads from early cubism to the architecture of Le Corbusier.