White Space In Visible Language 2-- White Space In Visible Language
White space in visible language and typography is worth the effort of clarification and should be treated as diligently as the printed space. This project is to investigate notions of white space in visible language. I interpret Mallamé’s poem Un Coup de Dés Jamais N’Abolira le Hasard, just follow Stephane Mallamé and Marcel Broodthaers’ pursuit for white space to be a crucial part of the content. And Fontana’s spatial quest of ‘eradicating the form’ proposed a approach. I set out to emboss counters of the poem in its entirety, following the original format of Mallarmé, and later Broodthaers. As light hits the surface, the debossed curvatures of the counters become visible. Although abstracted beyond recognition, the forms seem strewn across the surface, akin to the ‘alphabet of stars’.