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Sociotype Journal #1

The Gesture

£22.00

When words fail us, we let our hands do the talking. Whether carved into marble two millennia ago, or attempting to carve out a little personal space on the subway, our hands always have story to tell. Join us in flicking the V’s with Churchill and Nixon, trying on VR... ​​Read More

When words fail us, we let our hands do the talking. Whether carved into marble two millennia ago, or attempting to carve out a little personal space on the subway, our hands always have story to tell. Join us in flicking the V’s with Churchill and Nixon, trying on VR mitts and cable knits with NASA, and uncovering the secret codes of the illuminati, street gangs and Easyjet flight attendants.

We’ll get to grips with the Gestural theory of the evolution of language, and grapple with whether Gibson’s theory of Affordance might explain why we can’t resist goofing around in our holiday snapshots. We’ll see what the People of Twitter thought of David Shrigley’s giant thumbs up for London, and give a tiny thumbs down for Trump. We’ll witness the shapes thrown by sign language poets, and the splats and swirls of performative painters and zen calligraphers. If we’re lucky, we’ll even discover the meaning of the word ‘thist’.


Sociotype Journal

is a new platform for thoughts on culture and society, from London-based digital type foundry, Sociotype, and design studio, Socio. Each issue invites some interesting people to explore a single theme, inspired by (and typeset in) a particular type family from Sociotype. Sociotype believe type only really comes alive when it’s engaged with culture.

21 x 27.5cm
Softcover
220 pages
Winter 2022
English
ISSN 2754-7698
Sociotype Journal

is a new platform for thoughts on culture and society, from London-based digital type foundry, Sociotype, and design studio, Socio. Each issue invites some interesting people to explore a single theme, inspired by (and typeset in) a particular type family from Sociotype. Sociotype believe type only really comes alive when it’s engaged with culture.