Scott Albrecht: new works from old

A new show from Brooklyn-based artist/designer Scott Albrecht re-presents popular sayings using second-hand and found materials

A new show from Brooklyn-based artist/designer Scott Albrecht re-presents popular sayings using second-hand and found materials

Albrecht’s hope is that  “If we could only isolate ourselves from how we perceive these phrases, and experience them literally, as if for the first time, we might actually find that they have the potential of expressing something truly heartfelt”.

It’s an idea that has occurred to many a designer – student and professional. The notion that the presentation or styling of a word or phrase can impact its meaning or invite it to be considered anew is a recurring theme in the work of many graphic designers and typographers – but Albrecht’s pieces, particularly the wooden ones, have a distinct charm about them.

Yes, it’s more slightly twee artsy-craftsy ‘design for other designers’ but they are rather beautiful for all that.

Somethingmistakenfornothing is at The Curiosity Shoppe in San Francisco from August 27 to October 10. See more of Albrecht’s work here

  • Chris Harrison

    Brilliant and refreshing.

  • http://fessolsnaps.wordpress.com fessols&naps

    we need this shit, we love this f****n’ work. We are designers, for god sake. What do you expect?

    Thanks

  • stav

    Great craftsmanship and love the idea of capturing these phrases into something more precious. Very well done!!!

  • Kenji

    rubbish.. this is getting old.

  • http://www.marketinggrin.com/SEOServices/SEO-in-London.html lingam

    Good work… But not a current trend… Can even make more improvement to this to make it match to current trend…

  • http://www.cookiecreative.net Graphic Design Manchester

    1st one is nice.

  • Gustav Dore

    Cody Hudson, Michael Leon, Geoff McFetridge.. and every other designer in california & the world has explored this style.. now we NEED / WANT to move on.. lets make for FRESH work .. please step away from the laser cutting machine!

  • Jasmine Farahat

    It strongly reminds me of the woodcuts you would see in your mother’s kitchen but even so I find them charming.