Ends Oct 08

Do You Have a Platypus?

Thursday, July 13, 2023
Sunday, October 08, 2023

HMCT Gallery
ArtCenter College of Design South Campus
950 South Raymond Ave
Pasadena, CA 91105

In our investigations, we often encounter enigmatic Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) accompanying a particular subject or institution. Their authors and authenticity remain a mystery, often evoking both amusement and surprise. Do You Have a Platypus? features a selection of existing FAQs adopted from established institutions typeset as found—with no grammatical corrections—in fonts designed by students in Greg Lindy’s Font Design course at ArtCenter College of Design. “Can twins read each other’s minds?” “Why is it illegal to sell a used mattress in Florida?” “Are giraffes government spies?” This exhibition explores whether typefaces can influence—and be influenced by—the quotes they are set in. As observers, we can ponder whether the font takes on a different character when interwoven with the quote, or does the quote itself assume a new significance when presented in a distinctive font?

Free and open to the public daily 9 AM to 10 PM when classes are in session