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Kersti Heile

  • Faculty of Design
  • Graphic design
  • ba
  • The Language of—bookcovers, typos, moles, stringfigures, speed and Tristram Shandy
  • Tutor(s): Sean Yendrys
  • Publication
  • 140x210 mm

I constantly find myself working with language-related texts as I consider almost every piece that contains the word “language” interesting. However, navigating in a standardized world, where communication usually takes place using a grammar-adapted common language, can in some cases just be not enough. Also, being aware that verbal language is not my strongest side, I turned to the rich history of language consumption. My aim was to find connections in philosophy of existing linguists and poetic visual symbols. By looking into thic topic I turned to American author Kathy Acker as well as to the history of birthmarks. This is how the publication that unites these topics and images was born.