The Museum of Design Atlanta (MODA) announces an original exhibition curated by internationally renowned designer, writer, podcaster and brand strategist Debbie Millman. Text Me: How We Live in Language opens September 17, 2017, and runs through February 4, 2018.
Text Me: How We Live in Language considers typographic expression as the primary means by which we communicate and connect with one another. As far back as the cave men, our ancestors used symbols to document and record experiences. Today, we use typography to visualize our personal stories across a wide variety of media in nearly every moment of our lives, from social networking to tattoos to way-finding signage to fine art, fast moving consumer goods, clothing, household goods and decoration.
Through interactive, immersive experiences, Text Me showcases many of the ways we use typography to document every aspect of our existence. The exhibition will include objects and artworks by more than 60 leading artists and designers, as well as murals by Timothy Goodman and Gemma O’Brien, an homage to Duchamp’s Fountain by Ken Carbone, the I Dismantle Suit (a garment) by Lesley Dill, a large embroidery by Maira Kalman, tableware by James Victore and an immersive digital installation.
Other artists and designers featured include: Abbott Miller, Adam J. Kurtz, Adrienne Grace, Alison Bechdel, Armin Vit & Bryony Gomez Palacio, Brian Rea, Brian Singer, Cary Liebowitz, Chaz Maviyane Davis, Chip Kidd, Christopher Simmons, Comma Workshop, Deborah Kass, Ed Fella, Edwin Scholssberg, Elle Luna, Elliott Earls, Emily Weiland, Giorgia Lupi, James Victore, Jane Dorn, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Jenny Holzer, Jessica Hische, Jessica Walsh, Jo Carol Mitchell-Rogers, Joe Hollier, Ken Carbone, Lawrence Weiner, Lisa Congdon, Lesley Dill, Louise Fili, Margie Butler, Marian Bantjes, Milton Glaser, Neil Gaiman, Oded Ezer, Oliver Jeffers, Pam Butler, Paul Sahre, Paula Scher, Rick Valicenti, Rodrigo Corral, Roz Chast, Sam Winston, Santiago Carrasquilla, Seymour Chwast, Stefan Sagmeister & Jessica Walsh, Stephanie Brody Lederman, Stephen Doyle, Timothy Goodman, Tony Pinto, and Wendy MacNaughton.