It occurred to me over the last month or so that, though the Ontario College of Art and Design has actually made a good effort this year to exhibit student work, the exhibition spaces still seem somewhat deserted most of the time. So, in hopes to give these showings a little more life, I'm going to do my best to dedicate more posts to the student work being shown at OCAD. So let's start this little adventure with a show currently on display entitled Typographic Vivisections.
This is actually one of the larger shows I've seen at OCAD in a long time. It consists of a variety of typographic exploration-based projects chosen from various graphic design courses. The key word here is experimental, and this idea comes across quite strongly in a number of pieces where it's obvious that the process of creation takes slight precedent over the end product. My personal favorite is a piece by Michael Dudek that involved finger painting lyrics to Justin Timberlake's song Sexy Back. Of course, the project involved quite a bit more thinking than just that, as did the rest of them. All the more reason to drop by and see the work for yourself.
Unfortunately the show is only up for one week (as is oddly customary for OCAD shows) so you have until this Friday night (March 16th, 2007) to check it out. Work is up on the 2nd and 6th floors, so feel free to explore the inner workings of our weird "box on stilts" building while you're at it.
Typographic Vivisections is on display at the Ontario College of Art and Design (100 McCaul Street) until March 16th, 2007.
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