LAHAYE, Lieven (ed.)
Can we speak between?

School is almost out but hey, here is an excellent book gathering writings by students, dealing with ephemera from the histories of graphic design: a magic box, phoo albums, astrology pamphlets, cut-outs left in diaries, and other sorts of “wild archive.”

“In our conversations, the words that are spoken in between keep a conversation going. They fill in the gaps, hold things together, encourage us to continue speaking. A story is told by feelings, motions and gestures. Our “yes’” and “no’s,” our “mmmhmmms” and “what’s?” provide something for speech to carry on. We speak in between.
Things have already lived some times. When they were created, they had a reason and a lifetime in front of them. Then someone grabbed them, their destiny forever altered. They are found in places they are not meant to be in, just to be found and talked about again and again and again.
Flyers for a rave taking place before your time, a napkin taken from a diner, an abandoned photo album, photos from an archive strewn about, a rope made from horse hair is kept in a box in the trunk of a car, birth charts, color tables, footnotes, letters, systems.”
—from the introduction.

The texts in Can we speak between? were written during a workshop with Lieven Lahaye at EKA GD MA, Tallinn, in 2023.
Contributors: Shubham Aggarwal, Andrew John Beltran, Helga Dögg Ólafsdóttir, Urtina Hoxha, Oleksandra Hruzynska, Agnes Isabelle Veevo, Daria Luchinina, Pierre Satoshi Benoit, Taylor ‘Tex’ Tehan.

This book is published by the The Master of Arts in Graphic Design at the Estonian Academy of Arts (EKA GD MA).

Published by Estonian Academy of Arts, 2023
Design by Urtina Hoxha & Taylor ‘Tex’ Tehan
Anthologies / Graphic Design / Documents

Price: 13€

LAHAYE, Lieven (ed.) - Can we speak between?