Jun 14th 2013

Word on the Street: Image, Language, Signage

@ Center for Book & Paper Arts

1104 South Wabash, 2nd Fl, Chicago, Illinois 60605

Opening Friday, June 14th, from 5PM - 7PM

On view through Saturday, August 10th

Superflex, Laura Kina, Chris Dorland, Mark Dean Veca, Joel Ross (with Jason Creps), Jason Thomas Pallas, Jaclyn Jacunski, Peter Liversidge, Jeffrey T. Jones, Jonathan Monk, Eric May, Steve Lambert, Nicolas Lampert, Justseeds, Howling Mob Society

This exhibition considers the expressive potential of image and language through signage: how do artists use the visual and physical characteristics of signage to create realms of poetic or political meaning in public space or the gallery? With a focus on forms of permanent and ephemeral signage this exhibition will consider artists’ billboards, marquees, street signs, banners and posters among other forms of infrastructural signage.

Held in association with the THIRD ANNUAL TYPOGRAPHY SYMPOSIUM, featuring sign making workshops, a lecture by John Downer and a panel on Chicago street typography.


Image Credit: Jonathan Monk, Rew-Shay Hood Project XIV, courtesy Casey Kaplan Gallery

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