When I was a student, I considered the notion of "the graphic design performance". At that time, I was shifting my work and interests to performance art. The problem was, my visual language was design. Many of my early "design performances" were in fact "doing design". Examples included guerrilla installations in the Boston subway and reconfiguring the school design bulletin board to my own taste, and using the old lectraset rub-on lettering in an attempt to speak about shifting technologies through live performance.
The signs are powerful precisely in that their form is hardly unique. They are banal and familiar. And camouflaged as such they are able to drive home a loaded charge.
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