The use of people’s body as a display medium in exchange for money has been a fairly common vision in the streets of London for almost two hundred years. One of the only work prospects for non-English speakers involves standing on a busy street while holding printed advertising at the end of a stick or wearing it on boards around their neck, a position known as human billboard).
Using the human body as a message display facility is a way of evading a tax on advertising by making it mobile, but also by using the humanity of the subject and its “freedom of speech” as a legal argument.
The flexibility of this casual form of communication, combined with the performative potential of togetherness, provided the right components to start thinking of a malleable letterform expressing an ephemeral message.
These pieces were designed by fashion designer Nicolas Ghesquiere. The combinatios of fabrics patched together in shapes, vibrant colors and nonetheless typography!According to millionlooks.com when creating the range Nicolas Ghesquière was inspired by things that are far from the fashion world. These include: cosmonauts and seventies Formica, packaging and food boxes, synthetic foam and plywood, sleeping bags and biscuits.
“Type design is one of the most visible and widespread forms
of graphic expression in daily life. It is still not noticed by all
readers of newspapers, magazines or books. Nevertheless letter forms
reflect the style of a period, and its cultural background.
We are surrounded by them everywhere.”
1918 – present
M•A•C Cosmetics Presents: Typography
Makeup was the medium of choice for a team of 22 M•A•C Artists,
who showcased a type-inspired body painting exhibit
Magalie Coulombe-Noël, A graphic designer/fashion designer made this dress on the inspiration of ampersands. According to the artist,The particuliarité of this dress is in the realization of the matter textile, created in parrallèle with the development of the technical employer of the dress. the motives printed on the first matter was realized to obtain a continuous motive once the numerous pairs of pliers and cut assembled. An ingenious and extremely necessary precise work to obtain this result. One of the materials used was leather looking at the content and picture I couldn’t tell what other material the dress was made out. But you can tell it took plenty of time designing and dedication. It looks like a well made piece. I could definately see myself wanting to wear this dress to a party or such.