04 Dec Grand Opening of the Institute of Fabrefaction & ROBOTS AND STORETRY (November 1-December 14)
ROBOTS AND STORETRY
Artist Talk with Kevin Bradley
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 14th at 4pm
Closing Reception is 3-6pm, Artist Talk starts at 4pm.
Event will LIVE STREAM at CompoundArtTV.com
Join us on the last day of ROBOTS AND STORETRY for an Artist Talk with Kevin Bradley! For 25 years, Kevin Bradley has been scouring old barns and basements east of the Mississippi for these rare fonts and types from the 1800s and 1900s. He wants to bring to life the way the world communicated hundreds of years ago, only in a modern way — much like how modern folk musicians keep old songs alive, bringing them to contemporary listeners in new forms and textures. Bradley has even developed his own type of poetry called Storetry — a form of poetry/stories turned into posters. But at the most basic level, he’s a typographer — a last craftsman in a dying profession. He has a series of original images — robots, dinosaurs, Godzilla. Each of these images is made with letters, which you can see when you look up close. He’s experimenting every day with the form. “It’s a repository of the real stuff,” says Bradley.
“It’s my Church of Type….The word on the page is a powerful thing. When the power goes out, I will be the king.”
-from LA Weekly