September 08, 2016

Double Data: Typography + Data Visualization on view October 21, 2016 through March 17, 2017, at ArtCenter College of Design


ArtCenter-HMCT-Double-Data-Peter-Cronkrak-Love_Will_Tear_Us_Apart_Again-hi-rez.jpgPeter Crnokrak’s “Love Will Tear Us Apart Again” maps 168 cover versions of the iconic 1979 song by Joy Division.

Exhibition explores artistic and aesthetic possibilities of data-driven form-making, features works by BLOOM, Peter Crnokrak, Ben Fry and Onformative

WHAT: The data visualization landscape can be parsed into three areas—scientific inquiry, visual journalism and artistic practice. While science and journalism are clearly defined, artistic practice spans a vast visual continuum open to an array of aesthetic outcomes, from austere functionality to figurative expression.

With a focus on the expression of data through the medium of typography, Double Data: Typography + Data Visualization explores the artistic and aesthetic possibilities of data-driven form-making. Double Data is drawn from a broad range of subjects—from architecture to linguistics, from pop culture to public policy, from Dr. Seuss to Wikileaks. Some visualizations seek to provide a platform for political discourse, while others search for patterns that have yet to be made visible.

WHO: Double Data features interactive installations, data-driven sculpture, music, poetry and large-scale prints. The exhibition is curated by Brad Bartlett, faculty director of Transmedia at ArtCenter College of Design and on-screen author of Transmedia Typography at

Double Data: Typography + Data Visualization artists are

· Michael Zoellner, Unknown Pleasures, 3D Printing

· Peter Crnokrak, Love Will Tear Us Apart Cover Song Data Visualizations

· Onformative, 4010 Facebook Tree

· BLOOM, Ken Goldberg, Sanjay Krishnan, Fernanda Viegas, Martin Wattenberg

· Ivan Cruz and Brad Bartlett, DoubleData Title wall LED display

· Daniel C. Young, Green Eggs and Ham (ArtCenter alumnus)

· Ben Fry, On the Origin of the Species, The Preservation of Favored Traces

· Brad Bartlett, Text as Data

· Ben Schwartz, Wikileaks (ArtCenter alumnus)

WHERE: ArtCenter College of Design, South Campus
Hoffmitz Milken Center for Typography (HMCT)
950 South Raymond Avenue, Pasadena Calif. 91105
Directions can be found here.

WHEN: Friday, October 21, 2016 Opening reception at 6 p.m. until 10 p.m. during ArtNight Pasadena
Double Data: Typography + Data Visualization is on view October 21, 2016 through March 17, 2017

HOW: Admission is free, open to the public
Questions: Call 626 396-4343

ABOUT THE HOFFMITZ MILKEN CENTER FOR TYPOGRAPHY: The Hoffmitz Milken Center for Typography (HMCT) was founded in 2015 in memory of typographer, letterform expert and esteemed faculty member at ArtCenter Leah Toby Hoffmitz Milken. HMCT was created to be a home and a catalyst for the enhanced study of typography and letterform design. HMCT serves as an educational forum, a design laboratory, a research center and archive, as well as being a meeting place for learning, discussion, and the exchange of ideas and skills. HMCT holds workshops and special classes, symposia, lectures, exhibitions, and residency programs dedicated to all aspects of thetypographic field.

ABOUT ARTCENTER: Founded in 1930 and located in Pasadena, California, ArtCenter College of Design is a global leader in art and design education. ArtCenter offers 11 undergraduate and seven graduate degrees in a wide variety of industrial design disciplines as well as visual and applied arts. In addition to its top-ranked academic programs, the College also serves members of the Greater Los Angeles region through a highly regarded series of year-round educational programs for all ages and levels of experience. Renowned for both its ties to industry and its social impact initiatives, ArtCenter is the first design school to receive the United Nations’ Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) status. Throughout the College’s long and storied history, ArtCenter alumni have had a profound impact on popular culture, the way we live and important issues in our society.