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Three poles —
it is the quest for calm
in a densely woven web.
He who navigates dexterously
will find the point of clarity.
FF Antithesis is based around the concept of tension between three unequal poles. The three members of the display family relate to each other in a very high visual contrast. The Regular is a rather slabby Serif, the Italic a connected Script and the Bold a rather fat Sans Serif. Each are designed to accompany any of the two others to create design with high visual tension. In an attempt to create an interdisciplinary work of art, the typeface is being accompanied by a ten minute dance art music film released in spring 2014.
»Types for the New Century« exhibition in the Museum of the Printing Arts in Leipzig, 2013
Hegelian dialectic, usually presented in a threefold manner, was stated by Heinrich Moritz Chalybäus as comprising three dialectical stages of development: a thesis, giving rise to its reaction, an antithesis, which contradicts or negates the thesis, and the tension between the two being resolved by means of a synthesis. [...]
The formula Thesis-Antithesis-Synthesis does not explain why the Thesis requires an Antithesis. However, the formula Abstract-Negative-Concrete suggests a flaw in any initial thesis—it is too abstract and lacks the negative of trial, error and experience. For Hegel, the Concrete, the Synthesis, the Absolute, must always pass through the phase of the Negative, that is, Mediation.
is dreaming
with the feet
Intermission trailer for the TYPO Berlin ’14 conference.
Make sure you watch it in HD and full screen.
Conceding personal rights to fractals is one of the pressing issues of our time.
The Antithesis project was all the rage on TYPO Berlin 2014 ROOTS, where I presented the project to the audience (not this photo).
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Slanted Typo Weblog (German)
FF Antithesis tote bags (made by FontShop) everywhere on TYPO Berlin 2014 ROOTS
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