VCU Visit March 2010

Images from the VCUarts Objects and Methods Lecture Series.

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Above: At the lectern, Mary McLaughlin, with a wonderful introduction.
(In the foreground, samurai.) Photo by Anne Graves.

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Above: El Conejo Vive, March 5-9, 2010. Virginia Commonwealth University,
School of the Arts, Richmond, VA. Poster by John Malinoski with and old photo
from 1997 by John Dixon. (More on Geotypografika Flickr.)

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Above: Rob Carter’s experimental typography class at the end of our morning workshop together. Fantastic students, fantastic results, please see more on Geotypografika Flickr. Wonderful days that I will never forget.

It was truly humbling and exhilarating to return to my old school, a thousand thanks to all who made this possible, abrazos! The lecture was intelligible, I hope, and well attended (I believe they were taking attendance). The live-stream failed at the last minute but video should be available soon.

Abrazos y besos for these generous hosts and friends: Mary McLaughlin, John Demao, Anne Graves, John Malinoski, Rob Carter, Kristin Caskey and DJ Lulu, Linda Voreland, Jerry Bates, Joe DiMiceli, and Rami Hatoum. Special shouts to Christine, Megan, and Allison and the Design Center students (sorry we ran out of time!). Massive props to Rob Carter’s experimental type class and kisses for the wonderful audience at the lecture!

Pomegranate kisses!

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Above: One of the final experiments from the workshop. Sugoi, ne!

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Above: The left wall of the gallery. The five pieces on the wall are from my VCU thesis work from 1998.

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Above: The back and right wall of the gallery.

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Above: The end of the right wall of the gallery.

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Above: The exhibition begins, what a lovely evening.

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Above: Two VIP’s, Nate and Büsti, giants of their time.

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Above: As the samurai had gathered, the lecture began with a mighty Banzai…

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Above:…and quickly went astray from there.

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Above: I love RVA. Photo from the side of the old Texas-Wisconsin Border.

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Above: My beloved Virginia Communist University.

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Above: From the third floor of the Pollack Building, the rabbit lives!

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Above: Some of my mentors and friends. DJ Lulu steals the show.

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Above: From the Monday workshop, the hypothesis takes form.

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Above: I know I have at least sixteen in here, now, where?

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Above: Have experimental type workshop, will travel.

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Above: Looking back to 1998, where it all began. These are five large panels from my thesis show, RGB 17:05:08. The RGB units were applied by hand with Pantone markers purchased at ol’ Plaza Art. More on Geotypografika Flickr.

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Above: Rob Carter, in motion with yellow.

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Above: Flower with samurai helmet from a VCU student after the lecture.

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Above: My first drawing for my beloved teacher, Akira Ouchi. Long compass and short compass. Ouchi-san, I taught them the song you learned from Pino. Avanti popolo, VCU! A thousand thanks! Vive le dessin graphique!

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Avanti popolo alla riscossa,
bandiera rossa, bandiera rossa!
Avanti popolo alla riscossa,
bandiera rossa trionferá!

Please see more on Geotypografika Flickr.




8 Responses to “VCU Visit March 2010”

VCU Visit March 2010: Images from the VCUarts Objects and Methods Lecture Series.

Above: El Conejo Vive, March 5… http://bit.ly/alX2zA

Erik Brandt added these words on Mar 10 10 at 5:04 PM

RT @Geotypografika: VCU Visit March 2010: Images from the VCUarts Objects and Methods Lecture Series.

Above: El Conejo Vive, March 5… http://bit.ly/alX2zA

Marleigh Culver added these words on Mar 10 10 at 5:22 PM

It looks like you all had a blast! Wonderful.

Marina Córdova Alvéstegui added these words on Mar 10 10 at 9:21 PM

All of this looks like it was pretty amazing man. The presentation and promotion and student effort seems pretty freaking great. Cheers!

Dan Sinclair added these words on Mar 11 10 at 8:05 PM

Looks fabulous Erik, like you had an amazing show and trip.

Jenny added these words on Mar 11 10 at 8:39 PM

Thank you all, it was immensely thrilling and infinitely humbling. Thanks for the comments, =:-)

Erik Brandt added these words on Mar 11 10 at 9:09 PM

hallo erik,

ja, wieder mal geschafft, und alle werke haben deine ur-eigene unterschrift. gut gemacht, schade dass wir es nicht im livestream verfolgen konnten. naechstes mal, wenn deine uni ihre sachen in den griff bekommt.

gruss, “der alte vater”, der auch ein wenig von deinem metier versteht, wenn auch mit muehe.

gunther brandt added these words on Mar 12 10 at 2:55 AM

aaaaaaber dennnnnoch hat sich bolle, ganz köstlich amusiert, uuuund seine weisse weste, mit käse eingeschmiert! Und schiebt dan los, zwo, drei…

Erik Brandt added these words on Mar 12 10 at 7:52 PM

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