by Rebecca Bedrossian

Almost two weeks into the new year, we are smack-dab in the middle of putting together the March/April Interactive Annual. It’s shaping up to be a fantastic issue, features, columns and annual combined—if I do say so myself. One of our features is on the typographic collective Underware. Angelynn Grant virtually met up with the studio, based out of three European locations, and provides an informative—and fun—look at their work and inspiration.

Initially Angelynn had over 5,000 words of raw material, but expertly culled it down to 2,247 words. Because of space constraints, we are not able to include the sidebar on Underware’s Typeradio. Here’s an excerpt from the had-to-be-cut sidebar for print, which you can read in full when the Underware feature posts on Commarts later this year:

If you translate a visual medium into an audio format, black-and-white information gets transformed into spoken language. “Yes” and “no” gets translated into “maybe,” “not sure,” “let me think.” Defined language turns into personal interpretation, written signs get replaced by human personal
language. This brings new perspectives for visually-orientated people. If
you haven’t got anything to look at, but only audio information to
listen to, you are automatically forced to make up your own images.

Communication Arts

// From our friends at Communication Arts

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