Language Scraps 02: Mark E. Smith's Handwriting and The Typography of the Fall by Paul Wilson
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Language Scraps 02: Mark E. Smith's Handwriting and The Typography of the Fall by Paul Wilson
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In this essay Paul Wilson views The Fall through a typographic lens and explores their visual identity as propelled and produced by Mark E. Smith.

“Mark E. Smith’s handwriting became part of The Fall’s visual identity: a typographic signifier of and for The Fall. His attitude towards the development and articulation of a visual identity for The Fall, and in particular the use of his handwriting, reflects his position towards The Fall’s sonic identity. Further, his ambivalence towards contemporary technologies (of sound recording, communication and graphic design), together with his fascination with the idea of creative unwinding (or as he often calls it ‘unlearning’) continually relocates The Fall’s aesthetic tending towards an idealized primitivism.”

Author: Paul Wilson
Year: 2021
Pages: 36
Dimensions: 12 x 18 cm
Cover: Softcover
Process: Risograph
Language: English
Found in: Design  Music  Risograph  Typography