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GIRVIN | Strategic Branding & Design | Seattle

GIRVIN | Strategic Branding & Design | New York

Earlier in my career, as a designer, in exploring the concept of weaving and the context of history, architecture, the letterform in palaeography, I found intriguing links. And I was always compelled to explore the symbolic connection in things. How does, for example, the spirit of the architecture of the middle ages range to the confluence of the textual style of the period? The tall, compressed styling of the so-called gothic script, relating, perhaps to the compressed sense of space in sacred architecture of the period — the cathedral. How does the concept of the dome relate to the spiritual belief in the heavens, resting on the square frame of earth, in early cosmology? Obviously, to both references, there are links — perhaps not perfected, surely — but there are links. I offer this, as designers, to consider the notions of how the work that we do has underlying, deeper, even psychic links to the spiritual legacy of making, creating, manu-facturing.

Text, context, textural, texture…