Saturday

Typography Graveyard








Typography Graveyard Slideshow



Rains have come early this year, altering the landscape of paper layers into a fusion of fibers. While pages of colour slowly bleed, leeching their tones into the depths like a toxin contaminating others; new fliers are added as the weekend draws near with the same vigor and speed as before. Just like the traffic that varies little with the hour until much later in the evening, then returns six-seven hours later to start the cycle all over again.


This network of telephone poles which has become the unwilling participants in another form of communications has also become an obsession and though the series has slowed to a trickle in 2007 and 2008 as my visits to Berkeley became less regular, I also felt I had exhausted the subject matter. It became more difficult to find points of interests that differed from what I had previously photographed, yet with my return to cardiovascular rehabilitation that occupied a good portion of this year, I had another closer look.


The renewed interests had me returning to certain street where the concentration of these types of telephone poles where at, continually searching for the exceptional.





        




        








        







24 comments:

Ian Foster said...

Hi Egmont, I just settled down to enjoy your typography slide show but it will not work, a great pity, I was looking forward to it. Perhaps you can remedy this at your end.

ArtPropelled said...

I thoroughly enjoyed the slide show, thanks Egmont and love the first image most of all.

Kathy said...

Dear Egmont,
It's wonderful to "hear your voice" again! This work is exquisite and truly meaningful. I could (and will) study it for hours. I hope that the results of your year of cardiac rehab are positive and that good health is restored.
Best,
Kathy

Anna Mavromatis said...

Egmont,
A great "story" so wonderfully recorded...
Bravo!!!

The Artist Within Us said...

Dear Ian,

I am sorry to hear that the slideshow did not run for you. I have tried it on three different computers and since I shall be seeing my daughter at the university today, I hope to try it out on a couple of other systems.

The slideshow was created using Google's Picasa slideshow program.

Ian Foster said...

Hi Egmont,

I have just tried your slideshow again and it is working fine. I greatly enjoyed these found abstracts and particularly liked the muted tones and unfussy appearance of the first one.

Carolina Moon Arts Studio said...

Egmont, this work is extraordinary! So glad to have you back posting! Hope this finds you feeling as great as your work! :)

S. Etole said...

Fascinating and extraordinary ... and so good to see you here again.

Poetic Artist said...

Egmont,
I am so glad you went back. These are so truly wonderful..I enjoyed the slideshow..I hope your days are peaceful and you continue in good health.
Katelen

Poetic Artist said...

Egmont,
I am so glad you went back. These are so truly wonderful..I enjoyed the slideshow..I hope your days are peaceful and you continue in good health.
Katelen

Dan Kent said...

These are so interesting and complex. I like the placement of colors and values, and the moods - contemplative for some, anxious for others. It is amazing how a feeling is captured by a collage of papers. Like the pictorial representation of memories. My favorite is the Fillmore.

So glad to have you back and see that you have continued to be creative, despite everything.

isabel gutiérrez said...

Hola Egmond, estaba deseando ver más fotografías tuyas, y me he llevado una grata sorpresa con esta nueva entrada. Es increíble cómo una mirada de artista puede transformar una realidad que por cotidiana, mucha gente ignora.

Por ejemplo, la fotografía de la cabeza de hombre mirando hacia abajo y en la parte superior se lee, "LIE..great. Y tantas otras bellas fotos.

Como el criminal, el artista vuelve a la escena del crimen miles de veces para crear su obra de arte, en esta ocasión es esa calle con mucha concentración de postes de teléfonos cargados de carteles superpuestos y arrancados.

Y las grapas como sosteniendo lo lo ya desgastado. Muy, muy interesante, Egmond, de un verdadero artista.

Muchos besos desde España.

Dianne Poinski said...

What beauty you have found while the rest of us just walk on by without paying attention! I love the textures and colors. I see a book here... Anyway, I was so happy to see your post here. I have missed you!

Eva said...

What a wonderful slide show. I've always admired your work and these pieces are fantastic. So good to see you posting again. I have thought of you often and I am relieved to know you are doing well. Happy Thanksgiving, we have so much to be thankful for!

LauraX said...

I didn't realize you were actively posting here Egmont...I'm so glad I stopped by!!! These are wonderful images. I'm so grateful to have found you again:)

Thea Schrack said...

Egmont, thanks for alerting me to this series, we travel similar paths, yes we do. Invite yourself over when you in the "city"!!!
Cheers,
Thea

teresa stieben said...

Stunning, absolutely stunning, to find such beauty and life in that which is discarded or overlooked. I appreciate your sharing these. I keep going back and watching the slide show over again as the compositions are captivating.
May treasures continue to reveal themselves. Teresa.

Carol said...

Egmont, these are amazing and beautiful photographs from what would seem to be an unlikely source. You are encouraging us all to see beyond the obvious. Congratulations! Best wishes, Carol

kathrin said...

I love your kind of art, its excellent, big hugh Kathrin

Liz.Blog said...

All Best Wishes to you into the New Year 2011!

Celeste Bergin said...

Beautiful work that shows your profound love for type and images. You are a magnificent designer/artist..all this work is breathtaking. Hope you are feeling very well!

Carol said...

Egmont, I'm just popping in again to wish you a happy and healthy and of course, creative New Year. Carol xx

Jacob Dix said...

I found it wonderful, well balanced and replete. It conjured up fragmented and forgotten stories, like so much of our layered history is. A collective conversation unwittingly left for posterity. Beautiful. I understand that explorative nature of the series. The ebb and flow in your interest for something dynamic about the project. It's an impressive work, Egmont.

Jacob Dix said...

I found it wonderful, well balanced and replete. It conjured up fragmented and forgotten stories, like so much of our layered history is. A collective conversation unwittingly left for posterity. Beautiful. I understand that explorative nature of the series. The ebb and flow in your interest for something dynamic about the project. It's an impressive work, Egmont.