feeling arty

November 16, 2009 § Leave a comment

The twentieth century might, if you are into that sort of thing, be labelled the century of typography. The visual pleasure of letter shapes made them become the focus of art and design. (Just think of how many fonts are available to you on your computer). Braille too has been the subject and the medium of art in recent years.

Lambton Quay, Wellington is graced by the piece Invisible City by Anton Parsons
parsons

Another New Zealand artist, Irene Ferguson back in 2003 produced works that referenced the story that Helen Keller read Braille until her fingers bled by punching Braille into aluminium leaving jagged edges:
irene

However, the graffiti art project reported on here from current.com suggests not all Braille users are happy with the appropriation of the writing system.

braille graffiti

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