Sunday, February 27, 2011

MARIA FISCHER - Thoughts on dreams


conception and design of a book on the topic of “dream”
The book “Traumgedanken” (“Thoughts on dreams”) contains a collection of literary, philosophical, psychological and scientifical texts which provide an insight into different dream theories.
To ease the access to the elusive topic, the book is designed as a model of a dream about dreaming. Analogue to a dream, where pieces of reality are assembled to build a story, it brings different text excerpts together. They are connected by threads which tie in with certain key words. The threads visualise the confusion and fragileness of dreams.
On five pages there are illustrations made out of thread. Their shape and colour relies on the key words on the opposite page. This way an abstract image of the dream about dreaming is generated.
In addition there are five pages where a significant excerpt from a text of the opposite page is stitched into the paper. It is not legible because the type’s actual surface is inside the folded page. This expresses the mysteriousness of dreams and the aspect of dream interpretation.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

OUTERSPACE - Jim Denevan

Jim Denevan makes temporary drawings on sand
earth and ice that are eventually erased by
waves and weather.

Friday, February 18, 2011


Developing his interest in obscure crafts techniques, Simon Hasan explores 
how a crafts technique can be applied to a family of objects suitable for 
volume production.