Daniel Birnbaum, Sven-Olov Wallenstein
|Dexter SinisterNotes on the Type, Time, Letters & Spirits|
Three interconnected palimpsest essays recount (1) the backstory of a “meta” font recently updated by Dexter Sinister and used to typeset the Contemporary Condition book series, (2) a broad history of the rationalization of letterforms that considers the same typeface from “a higher point of disinterest,” and (3) a pending proposal for a sundial designed to operate in parallel physical and digital realms. Along the way they contemplate the ambiguous nature of our shared idea of *time* itself.
The Contemporary Condition series edited by Geoff Cox and Jacob Lund, Volume 06
Copublished with Aarhus University and ARoS Art Museum
Design by Dexter Sinister