There are so many elements of this art project to love: the collective aspect, the retro-ness of it and, of course, the simple joy of relishing a classic book again.
Text by: Carren Jao
Edited by: Drew Tewksbury
Published: 03 Oct 2013, Artbound
|Photo: Alexandra Brown.|
They are tasked to re-type as much of the John Steinbeck classic, "Grapes of Wrath" in an hour, but there's a catch. They're in stencil mode. No pigment appears on the paper, only a faint, ghost of their efforts are transferred on the clean sheet. It is tedious work, with little no reward -- Why type something that could hardly be read afterwards? -- unless the finished product isn't the point. [read more]