Calligrammatic typography and poetic text images
November 24 2017 – February 4 2018
His readers were supposed to learn to read again by spelling the words - from 24 November 2017 until 4 February 2018, as part of the “Dienstbeginn“ research project, the Design Faculty of the Düsseldorf University of Applied Sciences will be presenting the work of the graphic designer and experimental calligrapher Klaus-Peter Dienst, at the NRW-Forum
Klaus-Peter Dienst’s lifework was one thing above all - a manic declaration of his love for letterforms. He arranged these in endless variations into veritable landscapes of words. In the course of a two-year research project, prospective communication designers at the Düsseldorf University of Applied Sciences, under the direction of the professors Victor Malsy and Holger Jacobs, have now researched and showcased the oeuvre of this designer.
At the heart of the exhibition will be his three most significant and expansive works: the fully illustrated complete edition of the literary magazine “RHINOZeros“, the graphic text composition “Carmina Burana“ and the “Dictionaire Grapho-Grammatico“. The setting for the show is a specially designed and produced exhibition system that picks up on the geometric design principle of the showcased works.
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