Child's Health Primer for Primary Education
A now open-sourced book from 1885, re-designed according to a set of randomly selected specifications (type, fixed size, fixed content). The information from the book is highly dated and occasionally wrong, so the new design is not aimed at children like the original was. Instead it was kept serious with the exception of upside down questions referring to trivia & answers for children originally to be found in miscellaneous paraphernalia, which intend to break the monotony and create a different motion for the reader.
Clear Channel Memorandum: The List & The Companion
Following the September 11 attacks in 2001, Clear Channel Communications circulated an internal memo containing a list of songs that the program directors felt were "lyrically questionable". Clear Channel Memorandum takes its inspiration from this event; the notion of banning songs, according to no clear guidelines, in the wake of a tragedy. The information that was gathered for this publication has been divided into two books: The List and The Companion. The List includes all the songs mentioned in this memo, including lyrics. The Companion consists of the same information, but the lyrics are used in an illustrative blacked-out fashion. The pages follow a rhythm of lyrics along the designated margins. The two books come together as a representation of the Twin Towers, with the size and materials used. The cover illustration is made out of the banned song lyrics and follows the shape of the initial destruction pattern that could be seen in the photos of the attacks.
Moving Forward
A collaborative publication with Jane Lee on technology and the relationship between today's individual and their technological tools from unique perspectives. Text includes essays by Do?a and Jane, an interview with Hendrik-Jan Grievink and excerpts from Koert van Mensvoort, Marshall McLuhan, Kevin Kelly, Andy Clark and David Chalmers. Full Text Here.
Lazarus & Joannes Colloredo
A typeface inspired by the conjoined twins Lazarus and Joannes Baptista Colloredo. Living in the 17th century, the twins were categorised as "freaks” and earned their livelihood by touring all around the globe. By all accounts Lazarus was smart, intellectual and charming, though his brother Joannes was mostly defined as a parasitic twin that did nothing more than slight movements. Because of the opposite characteristics of the twins, the typeface was designed as a monocase duo that exists in the same font. The uppercase, Lazarus is headstrong and orderly; lowercase Joannes is submissive and inconsistent.
Life on Mars
What if an AI was looking for life on Mars? A speculative research on the notion of searching for a higher existence as a human being and/or as a machine. Unknown collaboration with Scott C. Waring.
Untitled Typeface
Process of a typeface, yet untitled, which was made during a four-day workshop with Martin Majoor.
An experimental typeface inspired by the book "Une semaine de bonté" by Max Ernst. Much like the book itself the pieces constructing the letters were cut and re-organised by hand. All the images used are from the book; Entrailles is the result of the second transformation of the same images, decades after the first one.
MacBook covers of ArtEZ residents (So far)
Same shape, all produced by Apple, designed in California and made in China. A lot of ArtEZ residents carry one of these laptops with them at all times and in the name of customisation they put stickers on it. This is a time-based logbook of said stickers and MacBooks, supposedly unique until they are laid next to each other. The logbook comes with an overview of all the images, riso printed and numbered "originals" and a stack of stickers made from the stickered MacBooks.
Doğa is Watching
Doğa was created as an extension of self; to explore the possibilities in representations that we use at the moment. She was a part of the exhibition "Algorithmic Fitness" and through the night of the event recorded everything she saw, later to be watched by her creator. She shares the same face with her counterpart unlike any other extension we might encounter: Interaction with her is therefore stilted and re-examined unlike an interaction via phone or other digital means. This work was later used as a basis for the essay “Re-Representing the Extensions” in the publication “Moving Forward”.
One-day experimental typeface reflecting on Sang Mun's ZXX that was designed as a statement against OCR. Just like ZXX, Pocketknife is also unreadable by commercial OCR softwares and it's composed from 4 essential shapes.
Data Gems
The commodity of the 21st century is data. We are slowly moving away from attaching importance to physical objects and being captivated by the digital representations of them. At this point in time where information is highly important; when it is being collected, archived, invested and used in various motives, protecting it clearly becomes a high priority. Data Gems is a proposition in data encryption and transmission. Turning data into a mathematically calculated object, Data Gems intends to give this invisible asset a new form that refers to values of the past, securing its contents in the process.
Sieved Ground
Research book on the physiographic and architectural transition of found remnants of an old military base, affected and caused by social structures. Research was conducted by Do?a Gönüllü, Isa Grienberger, Kate Konovalova, Sehyun Lee and Nora Taher. Text by Nora Taher. Book design by Do?a.