Reinterpreting information graphics.

19 01 2010

Information graphics are a part of our everyday lives. They’re often overlooked because of their inherent functionality, but can be quite beautiful. Artists Hvass&Hannibal decided to take a different look at such graphics. After spending time with the plethora of info graphics that bombard our daily lives (signage, stock charts and weather reports to topographical studies, lunar calendars, flags, etc), they began to notice patterns in the graphics and even used this as inspiration for graphical expression. Then end result is an interesting show called “Losing the Plot”. In short, the show consists of a series of graphic experiments that are all a sort of “visual word game” on the idea of collecting data. They are like distorted diagrams without context or information. Most of the pieces are made of painted wood, but there is also a series of 8 posters (5 hand benched screen prints and 3 off set prints) and a mobile consisting of 600 painted wooden sticks. Apart from being graphic interpretations of information graphics, many of the pieces are also inspired by textiles and woven grids, and 60’ies opart. Some of the pieces are also studies of light, colour-reflections and shadow.

If you go to their site click the first show to see some good shots.

Another write up at the Kemistry gallery where the show is being hosted.

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