Monday, April 7, 2008

NotCot: Stefanie Posavec "On the Map"

NotCot has a post up about Stefanie Posavec, an artist who created maps representing patterns in literary works for a gallery exhibit entitled "On the Map."
The pieces featured in On the Map focused on Kerouac’s On the Road. The maps visually represent the rhythm and structure of Kerouac’s literary space, creating works that are not only gorgeous from the point of view of graphic design, but also exhibit scientific rigor and precision in their formulation: meticulous scouring the surface of the text, highlighting and noting sentence length, prosody and themes, Posavec’s approach to the text is not unlike that of a surveyor. And similarly, the act is near reverential in its approach and the results are stunning graphical displays of the nature of the subject. The literary organism, rhythm textures and sentence drawings are truly gorgeous pieces.

There are high-res pictures after the article. They're really impressive!

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