The Untitled Project

secondtoughest's picture

I found this online today and thought I'd share:

http://www.siberart.com/untitled%20pages/untitled_home.html

The Untitled Project is a series of photographs of urban settings accompanied by a graphical text layout. The photographs have been digitally stripped of all traces of textual information. The text pieces show the removed text in the approximate location and font as it was found in the photograph.

aluminum's picture

It's odd how the pictures are so 'quiet' without the words and brands of every day life. It's sort of like sitting in an office all day and being there when the AC finally shuts off...you didn't realise how loud it was until it was gone.

Grant Hutchinson's picture

More commentary and discussion regarding The Untitled Project over at Typographica.

William Berkson's picture

I read an essay by Hermann Zapf in which he decries the clutter of badly designed signs with over large letters that befoul the landscape. He calls it 'visual pollution'. Our American strip-malls are particular offenders.

giam's picture

Thank you, thank you, that's one of the most enlightening displays I've seen. Typography is only part of the problem. It's the total accumulation of mindless and trendy material. In an essay in the Japanese design magazine, Idea for September 1973, I wrote that these bring visual discomfort to our everyday lives and one endures them like the noise and foul air. If I may quote myself: "One has only to try and fill a shopping list in a supermarket or attempt to get from one part of a major city to another to experience the chaos that is contemporary packaging, promotional material, and signing." For what it's worth. I think the situation has gotten even worse in this digital age.

Miss Tiffany's picture

> There is something very eery about that ... very madmax ... cool but > eery.

Miss Tiffany's picture

Oh right. That is what it is. Less noise. Almost creating a sense of tranquility or maybe even less worldly.

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