Shoebox Gallery

Erik Brandt, Plots and Boxes

Erik Brandt, Plots and Boxes
Erik Brandt, Plots and Boxes

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Statement

This show comprises an assortment of cropped details of graphic and typographic work created by Erik Brandt, a Minneapolis-based designer and educator. The images derive from a variety of printed matter, from large-format posters to experimental prints to small gallery invitations, that Brandt has created over the past thirteen years. "Graphic Design is essentially ephemeral and transient in nature, it must always clamor, never resting," commented Brandt, "Many designers lament this at times, for it is difficult to preserve the endless attempts, sketches, failures, and discoveries they make in their work. This show is a humble attempt to gather some of those moments of process and discovery, and, perhaps, to create new paths both to and from the original pieces."


A review of the show in the online journal Quadlibetica: http://www.quodlibetica.com/hardly-a-foot-erik-brandt%E2%80%99s-typografika-detailien-process-and-installation/


and also on professor Patricia Brigg's blog: http://artsceneunseen.wordpress.com/2011/05/24/graphic-designer-erik-brandt-has-work-on-view-in-a-storefront-gallery-in-minneapolis/