The Contemporary Condition. Notes on the Type, Time, Letters & Spirits
Three interconnected palimpsest essays recount (1) the backstory of a “meta” font recently updated by Dexter Sinister and used to typeset the Contemporary Condition book series, (2) a broad history of the rationalization of letterforms that considers the same typeface from “a higher point of disinterest,” and (3) a pending proposal for a sundial designed to operate in parallel physical and digital realms. Along the way they contemplate the ambiguous nature of our shared idea of *time* itself. [publisher’s note.]
This book is Vol. 6 in The Contemporary Condition series, edited by Geoff Cox and Jacob Lund, co-published with Aarhus University and ARoS Art Museum.