“…can a single symbol represent infinite individuality?”
Sarah Gephart, “Hypothetical Hack,” Digressions, MGMT, 2018
“Much like the stars, the dinkus is a point of navigation.”
Daisy Alioto, “Ode to the Dinkus,” The Paris Review, June 8, 2018
“By establishing the relations between words, punctuation establishes the relations between the people using words.”
Pico Iyer, “In Praise of the Humble Comma,” Time, June 24, 2001
“I’d rather be a comma than a full stop.”
Coldplay, “Every Teardrop Is a Waterfall,” Mylo Xyloto, Parlophone/Capitol, 2011
You will select, analyse, research, and articulate graphically and in writing:
One existing, historically-established non-alphanumeric, non-emoji character found encoded in Unicode 12.0.
As a companion, you will also think about, research, invent, design and articulate graphically and in writing:
A new speculative character that typographically represents or symbolises a contemporary idea, condition, phenomenon, &c. relating to you, your interests, and/or culture at large, that doesn’t yet exist.
Format: As appropriate. A final edited, designed form bringing together your research, design work, reference pictures, contextual uses of new character, written descriptions and/or captions. Format could be print (booklet, zine, newspaper, &c.), digital (web page/website, &c.), video (edited as a short graphic documentary-style piece with narration, or a kind of recorded lecture-style piece), or an actual illustrated designed lecture with images, text, sound(?) with a script prepared for you to present. Any of the above or anything else you can think of as a relevant format to best present your project will be valid.
Week 1: Thurs 6 Sept
Week 2: Thurs Sept 12
Week 3: September 20
Week 4: September 27