(This post is a little overdue.) A couple Friday's ago, I had the pleasure of being involved with "the Future is Now," an exhibition put on by Helicity of Montgomery. Though I had recklessly procrastinated, my submissions for the show came along more efficiently than I had expected. After sending them to the printers - and paying way too much for it - I somehow still had a night to work up some last minute programs for the show. They were nothing too fancy; my main intent was clarity... but I did do some geometric play with Helvetica.
Having nearly finished the programs, I thought I could finally take a break the night before the show, until my friend Mike wanted me to stop by and give my thoughts on set up for the exhibition... which ended meaning staying up until 3 in the morning to help him make an impromptu installation out of rope and old sheets of plywood - go figure.
Though exhausting, we probably had too much fun figuring out different ways for the rope to interface with the timber columns. Our favorite was one in which the rope basically folded around one corner of the column before shooting up to the ceiling and back down to another:
To terminate the rope, we unravelled the ends and poked them through a floor vent at the foot of the last column as if these parasitic fibers, having found there way into the space, had stretched themselves across its structure... it seemed so witty at 2 in the morning. After all of this, I did not feel too selfish taking some of this new prime real estate for two of my own boards:
The show was a lot of fun... great people, good music, tons of ideas. I'll post my actual submissions in the next couple of days, but until then HERE was one of my favorites from the show.