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a collection of typograhical art or letterforms, that use the letter E as the conceptual starting point. E is the most commonly used letter in the English language, & denotes a natural number (2.71828). in Justin Quinn's work, E has become a surrogate for all letters in the alphabet. it replaces the other letters & becomes a universal letter. its substitution denies written words their use as legible signifiers, allowing language to become a vacant parallel Language & a basis for visual manufacture. Herman Melville’s novel Moby Dick, a story rich in theology, philosophy & psychosis provides a roadmap for the work of the abstract compositions of E.

[link: conduitgallery.com & mmgalleries.com|via kottke.org]

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3 COMMENTS

Maybe I am missing out on something, but how does this qualify as "information graphic" or even "data representation." This is more like typography or maybe visual design. :)

Sat 29 Sep 2007 at 12:12 PM

you are fully right!

but I hope information designers can nevertheless be inspired by (or even learn from?) contemporary works in visual art.

Sun 30 Sep 2007 at 12:44 AM
infosthetics

This is a fun project. I have a soft spot in my heart for any art that deals with Moby Dick, (let alone Ahab!). Great stuff!

Tue 02 Oct 2007 at 10:57 AM
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