New Project: West-East Poster for Typomania Festival

A screen-printed piece commissioned by Typomania 2018’s exhibition, where selected contributors were asked to freely interpret the 2018 East-West theme of the typographic festival.

 

OdedEzer_WestEast

Oded Ezer, West-East, 100×70 cm

 

Ezer started his piece by printing the words ‘east’ and ‘west’ and slicing them to vertical stripes. By weaving the stripes into a paper fabric, he represents the delicate texture of humanity. The west and the east which were traditionally divided and clearly defined, are now beginning to merge and melt into one another. By altering the order of the stripes, Ezer manages to make the words obscure and convey this current situation. Furthermore, issues of social and economical power are constantly flipping, and as the world becomes smaller, the two extremes are brought closer.

 

Ezer_Explained

The words WEST and EAST ‘hide’ within the weaved stripes

 

This is no longer a world of simplicity: black and white, good and bad, east and west. It is a world of complicated messages, transmitted through the gentle rising and falling of the printed paper. The type becomes condensed, and challenges legibility. This typographic experiment was expanded by photographing the different stages of the process, amplifying the interwoven concept.

 

OdedEzer_EastWest

Animated gif showing the different stages of the process

 

The exhibition will take place in June 2018 at the Museum of Moscow. As part of Typomania festival.

 

 

 

By weaving the stripes into a paper fabric, he represents the delicate texture of humanity

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This typographic experiment was expanded by photographing the different stages of the process, amplifying the interwoven concept

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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