Dimension and Typography – the show

28 January, 2009

dimension and typography


On display until Feb 7th, the University of Illinois’ I space gallery has a typographic treat. In an exhibition titled Dimension and Typography: A Survey of Letterforms in Space and Time, the boundary between art and design has been blurred. Co-curated by graphic design professors Jimmy Luu, of UIUC, and Ryan Molloy,of Eastern Michigan University, the show is described as: “a collection of recent work by international artists, designers, and programmers who examine the potential of letters that exist beyond the traditional confines of a two-dimensional printed page.”

I will miss this exhibition unfortunately, but the topic is of great personal interest. I am hoping these small photos (from the gallery’s website) are not doing the show justice. I expect viewers will find this material more compelling in person. If you plan to be in Chicago in the next few days, I recommend a quick trip to the River North Gallery district to check out this show.

dimensional type in the gallery

Are you a fan of dimensional type? Find more 3D letters here this gallery.
There are also more in the art section.




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One Response to “Dimension and Typography – the show”

  • Lynda Johnson

    hi im a 5th semster student at ITT and im taking a typography class this semster it has been challeneging and very educational i had not idea the power that fonts have. i love this just wanted to let you know you have inspired me to do an assignment using one of ur fonts im loving this thans for the inspiration. be blessed