On Tues­day, 7. Septem­ber, the open­ing of my single show
PARADOX ALG(I)ER(S)A typo­graphic explor­a­tion
in col­lab­or­a­tion with AtypI 2010 took place at The Fact­ory Space in Dub­lin, Ireland.

Pho­tos by Yvonne Schwemer-Scheddin

It also was the inof­fi­cial open­ing of the conference.

My grat­it­ude goes to Conor Clarke, who hos­ted the exhib­i­tion in his beau­ti­ful artspace. Also to the organ­izers of the AtypI 2010 Clare Bell and Mary Ann Bol­ger, and Bar­bara Ebert and Rolf Stehle (dir­ector) from the Goethe Insti­tut Irland.

John D. Berry, Pres­id­ent of the ATypI and Conor Clarke, The Fact­ory Space

Pho­tos by Florian Hardwig

To give more inform­a­tion about Algeria, I designed four­teen A0 size posters about its his­tory and polit­ical back­ground. The texts are taken from the recep­tion speech on the Ber­lin exhib­i­tion by Dr. Alix Land­grebe, the dir­ector of the Goethe Insti­tut Algerien.

Two reviews of the exhib­i­tion and the con­fer­ence:
Florian Hard­wig for
Dan Reyn­olds at TypeOff

Pho­tos by Ivo Gab­row­itsch

To sup­port the force of these texts (thanks so much to Dr. Alix Land­grebe), I worked in a col­lage tech­nique, using my own typefaces and the pho­to­graphs I had taken on my vis­its. I prin­ted the posters in black and white, to stay in con­trast to the col­our­ful screen prints.

These are the texts: