15 February 2012

Book du jour - more words on onionskin

Considering ways of "scrambling" text so that the words make sense, but the sentences don't. One possibility is alternate lines written upside-down, so that the gist is hard to follow -
Although the show-through text adds nuance, it looks boring -
Another angle ... bringing thoughts of blur and size gradations -
A further dimension for consideration is the use of columns, and what size writing would be most appropriate or effective -
At base, the question is: why would you want words to be readable and sentences not to be? My task is not only to make a "different thing" (an appealing, interesting thing) but to have it make sense to a viewer (and to myself!) - so I'm letting that percolate in the unconscious for a while.

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