I'd like to know...
I start teaching Book Design again next week and have been searching for interesting images to show my students. Libby recently posted these typographic tree columns by why not associates. They're being made in collaboration with Gordon Young at Crawley Library (UK) and reminded me of the floors at The Seattle Public Library designed by Ann Hamilton.
Ann Hamilton is definitely an artist I'd like to know! According to the library's website: "The floor mimics the appearance of a raised bed of wooden type and is intended to immerse library visitors in the artwork much as readers are immersed in the material they read...The floor includes 556 lines of text, in reverse, in 11 languages and alphabets, and consists of the first sentences of books found in the collection."
I'd also like to know the folks behind the typographic tree project...I think both projects are pretty amazing.
Posted by Aesthetic Outburst... at 11:04 PM