The Non-Verbal Newspaper

edmonton_20In 1977, Swiss graphic designer Hans-Rudolf Lutz conducted an interesting experiment by stripping all language from a daily newspaper — I’d like to try this process with some contemporary publications:

This book consists of an inventory of all the non-verbal information contained in a daily newspaper. All of the words have been cut out of the Edmonton Journal of 16 August 1977 (the day on which Elvis Presley died). How do we ‘read’ pictures with no verbal context or information? What is the informative value of typographical structures and orders when stripped of meaning? The visual material in this publication provides a basis for the debate on these questions.

6 Comments on "The Non-Verbal Newspaper"

  1. scumbagnastyshit | Oct 11, 2011 at 9:42 am |

    fuck this

  2. scumbagnastyshit | Oct 11, 2011 at 5:42 am |

    fuck this

  3. i think we might be on to something here!

  4. i think we might be on to something here!

  5. Yeah, I kind of like the idea.

    If you follow through on doing a current version of this project please be sure to link it up.

  6. Yeah, I kind of like the idea.

    If you follow through on doing a current version of this project please be sure to link it up.

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