Am 18. November startete mit der Premiere des Dokumentarfilms 83M80 die gleichnamige Ausstellung dazu. Zu sehen ist das Projekt 83M80 des New Yorker Multimedia-Künstlers Lucas “MRKA” Benarroch und Gonzalo Hergueta. Kuratiert wird die Ausstellung von Create Collect.
Aus den Pressetext: The opening night, November 18th, will include the premiere of the 83M80 documentary. The film features graphic designer and illustrator Alex Trochut, painter Felipe Pantone, letterpress extraordinaire Earl Kallemeyn, and author/media archaeologist Shay Moradi. A limited edition series of original artworks will be on display at Wallplay gallery (118 Orchard Street, NY) from November 18 through November 20th.
83M80 is an exploration of the influence of technology in visual communication, from the days of the letterpress to the Internet era. Focusing on errors and misconceptions, 83M80 preserves these aesthetic cues by representing them in a movable typeface.
“Having grown up in the pre-internet era, we wanted to pay tribute to the visuals that we experienced in our childhood. The distortions caused by CRT monitors, the low resolution of first generation video game consoles and the constant errors of ‘90s computers—by applying these elements to the timeless technique of letterpress, 83M80 was born.” — G. Hergueta
Photography by: Alex Contell, Luis Corzo & Laura Cartagena
This is the 83M80 movable type set that contains the 83M80 specimen in its 10 styles. It has been cast in magnesium at type height by one of the oldest engravers in the US, and then mounted on wood. It should be noted, the letterpress set is fully functional.
MRKA & Hergueta also built a custom “glitched” letterpress case to fit the type specimen. It is hand built and restored from original pieces of two Hamilton cases from the 50’s. It will serve as a display when exhibiting the project.
Ausstellung und Filmpremiere
Vernissage mit Filmpremiere: 18. November 2014, 18–21 Uhr
Ausstellung: 18.–28. November 2014
118 Orchard Street
Bilder der Ausstellungseröffnung vom 18. November