In his last post, arg/machine had rambled on and on about the appeal and romance of emptiness, motivated – as he was – by a short memoir by Jonathan Safran Foer from The New Bedside Playboy, an impressive collection of fiction, essays, humour and memoirs culled from over 50 years of that magazine’s publishing history.
Well, between that post and this one, arg/machine managed to explore that volume further and, while browsing through the said omnibus, came across a… well, “funky” feature, which cleverly combines typography with humour.
Titled Wordplay: fun and games with King’s English in which words become delightfully self-descriptive, this article – by Robert Carola – is actually a collection of words that have been… well, “typographically-modified” to visually reflect their meanings.
With his fascination for all things typographic, it was only natural that arg/machine should find this feature interesting. And not contented with being merely interested, he decided to try his hand at it as well, coming up with a few more of such “typographically-modified”, “self-descriptive” words [above].
See if how many of these you, like, dig. Note: While the words “stammer”, “freak”, “food” and “broken” are self-explanatory, the last word is, perhaps, a bit hard to see.
That’s because it is “invisible”. Heh heh.
And that’s it for now; more audio and visual stuff – as usual – in the coming weeks.