A recital of works by Bach, Busoni, Debussy, Chopin, Schumann & R.A. Arjomand ¶ Wednesday · February 27 2019 · 7 PM · In the Teatro of the Italian Academy at Columbia University ¶ 1161 Amsterdam Ave. (South of 118th St.) New York City ¶ Free Admission.
Here is the image used in the poster followed by some outtakes from the rehearsal shoot:
Meeting Martin Parr together with my mentor, friend, and part-time boss, Bruce Gilden, was an emotional moment for me. They both remind me of different sides of my late father, Peter John Griffee. Martin lives where my father was born, Bristol, and his pictures of the beaches in England remind me of my trips there as a child. I met Bruce in a workshop shortly before my father’s passing in 2012, and I remember dad telling me, not long before he went: “I wish I could have met him.”
Introducing a little project called imgtlk where people write about an image, or piece of art that can be represented visually (music, math, sculpture, literature, architecture, computer games, and so on), that was important to them, or inspired them somehow. It can be something they made themselves, or a piece created by someone else.
The lips, or flying piece of paper, above, is the dot on the i of the logotype, set in Linotype HelveticaZilla Slab, like the rest of the typography.
Not bad, but not as friendly as this, I feel:
Quickly trying new variations of things — quick iteration — leads to better work, so please consider the logo, as well as this project, a work in progress.
I should also note that this is a personal project that aims to inspire people and encourage thinking and publishing in the open internet — an egg thrown at the walled garden of social media, against centralization, in the name of the independent web (publish on your own site, syndicate elsewhere). It is not something to be “monetized” or sold in any way, and contributors retain full ownership of their work.