Sunday, 5 January 2014

Of prints and wings

About this piece:

The paper used in this piece is the arts & culture Zürich program for the month of November 2013.

It represents my interest not only in the arts and culture but an increased appeal for paper observation as one of the first things I took to in the Swiss city.

I enjoy collecting random paper and publicity.
Switzerland has a long tradition in Typography.
Take for example the invention of the Helvetica in 1957 by Max Miedinger.

Graphic Design is also a Swiss forte. It is remarkable how even low budget prints can be visually stunning.

Throwing paper away seems at times hard to do for someone who is highly visual. However, it is relieving to know that Swiss people are conscientious when it comes to recycling. As a matter of fact, there is a designated day and way of disposing paper set by the Cantonal office and people must comply with it if they want to avoid paying a fine.

If you walk on collection day, you will notice the care with which each paper bundle has been tied and arranged. It could well be an urban art installation .