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“Wearing Whitman’s Words; A Typographic Exploration”

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“Wearing Whitman’s Words; A Typographic Exploration”
Curated by: Ben Peterson

176 Richards Street
Red Hook, Brooklyn, NY 11231
December 5th, 2009 - January 10th, 2010
Opening: December 5th, 2009 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

QUICK FACTS
WEBSITE:  
http://luckygallery.com
NEIGHBORHOOD:  
brooklyn
EMAIL:  
laura@luckygallery.com
PHONE:  
6174173899
OPEN HOURS:  
Weekends 1-6 PM
TAGS:  
typography, Graphic, design, digital, conceptual
COST:  
Free

DESCRIPTION

Lucky Gallery invites you to join us on Saturday, December 5th from 6-9 pm for the opening reception of “Wearing Whitman’s Words; A Typographic Exploration,” curated by Ben Peterson.

This exhibition features new works created specifically for this show by; Friends of Type, Jennifer Heuer, Jessica Hische, Justin Thomas Kay, Pablo A. Medina, Ed Nacional, Meg Paradise, Pillow Fort, and Travis Simon.

These designers were asked to make selections from Leaves of Grass to visually explore letter forms. The designed words will be displayed on the front of t-shirts with the selected text written on the back in a font consistent across each of the shirts. This contrast will highlight how the shape of letters can add meaning to the words we read.

Everyone attending the opening will receive a free shirt from the show, extending the exhibition beyond the gallery walls.

This show is supported by generous donations from Monotype Imaging and Portal Porfavor.

The typefaces featured in this show are Slate, a versatile humanist/grotesque sans serif and Egyptian Slate, its slab serif counterpart. Both typefaces were designed by Rod McDonald, the award-winning typeface designer and lettering artist and are available from Monotype Imaging.

Food and drink will be provided.