Reading and Viewing Words – Liz Collini
Posted on May 1, 2014
I recently stumbled across a particularly interesting typographic post featured on Lost At E Minor. This particular article was focusing on the work of Liz Collini, a specialist in print making and drawing. What drew me to this work was the level of intricate detail that has been put into creating these visually stunning typographic pieces. Collini states that, “I make different forms of texts using simple but often ambiguous words and phrases, mostly through printmaking and drawing. There are gaps and overlaps between reading and viewing, text and image, the hand and the machine. I try to create breathing spaces in which we can pause and look back at language. Whole narratives can be compressed into a single word or familiar phrase. The drawings’ resemblance to plans and blueprints reflects the strange provisionality of language; the things about which we write are always elsewhere.”. This is really fascinating work and an example of true skill and dedication.