Ficciones Typografika is a project dedicated to typographic exploration in a public space. The exhibition surface is a 72″ × 36″ poster board fixed to the exterior of my garage wall which can host three 24″ × 36″ posters at a time. There are a few simple production limitations but the only brief is that contributors somehow address the idea of typographic fiction.
In the beginning, invitations were selective but also broadly based. I wanted the project to feature both professionals and students alike and simply invited people whose work I admired. Since then, I have opened it up to submissions and I now have many, many posters of exceptional quality waiting to go up.
The response to the project from passers-by has been wonderful. I speak with people on a daily basis now, many of whom have adapted their walking routes to have a look at what’s new. It is immensely gratifying to be involved with people in this way.
Aside from the interaction with the contributors and passers-by, making the wheatpaste and hanging the posters, it is incredibly satisfying to watch the prints take on a new life as they wrinkle, contract, and expand. The project creates no waste and is entirely concerned with human imagination and desire. It is humbling and inspiring all at once.