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  • Ms-still3
    Genius!

    <3 v
    Sep 09, 2012
  • Dsc_0299
    I featured this for a few reasons:

    One, it's goddamn true.

    Two, it visually expresses the literal idea so cleverly.

    Three, it's a great example of how one artist (videotroph) can have an idea, make a request, and another artist can fulfill that request and complete the idea.

    Four, anyone inspired by this one ought to check out the hitRECord manifesto collab that videotroph started. Tori and IrmaVep have been doing tons of great visual work on it for a while, and I think it's a project with a bright future.
    Sep 09, 2012
  • Photo
    Beautiful! At first I was like, why isn't this part of the blackout collab as well and then I took a closer look... One thing I might suggest - going back over some of those lines with a marker, as I can read the Latin and it somewhat takes away from the illusion of blackout. But I love that you used the blackout style for this; I think it works so, so well!
    Sep 09, 2012
  • Me
    Joe! Thanks for the feature! It's been such an experience working on videotroph's manifesto collab - it's so good for making both sides of my brain work together. It's completely different to anything I've ever done before - I've been learning so much & absolutely enjoying every minute of the challenge.

    @themetafictionist Thanks for the heads-up, but it was actually intentional to let the text come through. The text I used is "Lorem Ipsum", a placeholder text that designers use when mapping out the layout of a page. I wanted to include it as an extra layer of meaning, to suggest there was perhaps an intention to add more text and expand on the sentence, but then it was deemed unnecessary/detrimental to the message and blacked out so the simple version of the text remains. And because it's not true blackout poetry & I just sneakily borrowed the aesthetic... I decided against putting it in the blackout collab. :)
    Sep 10, 2012
    by tori
  • Bw_polkadot
    My £.02 is that I like that I can kinda see the text underneath. I think it gives it more weight as a 'black out' poem, rather than just a bunch of black lines and text here and there dotted throughout.
    I find it interesting to kind of see where the words came from.
    But that's just my opinion ;)
    Sep 10, 2012
  • Maryer96-1682190
    This is WONDERFUL!
    I believe that Tori fully explained all artistic intentions and because of a couple of those she did not contribute this to the collab. While constructive "criticism"/discussion is what we like, being CRITICAL is just rude.
    GREAT FEATURE Joe!GREAT RECORD Tori! xx Mary
    Sep 10, 2012
  • Image
    yes, it is :)
    love it!
    Sep 10, 2012
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