Jim Billy Wheeler | http://jimbillywheeler.co.uk
Based in Bristol, Jim wanted to combine his love of music and design into one crowd-pleasing project. He’s certainly hit the nail on the head with these brilliant typeface designs for his favorite bands which include Grizzly Bear, Jack White and Hot Chip. This is an ongoing project and Jim will continue to post up the rest of the music-related alphabet over on his Facebook page.
Hobb - Algerian Artist Zoulikha Bouabdellah
Love is a desire almost as constant as the need to speak about it. For centuries, the Arabic language has forged a vocabulary specifically to describe the diversity of love. The language of eroticism was celebrated in ancient texts as the ideal way to have a liberated body, sensuality and pleasure. However, the end of this golden age gave way to a schizophrenic use of Arabic. Limited, circumscribed and moralized, it has now become, writes the Syrian poet Salwa Al Neimi, the “tomb of the loving feeling.”
LOVE is developed as a mechanical wall installation with the word itself repeated as an instinctive and spontaneous response to this quasi censorship. The variation around the single word “love” in this work demonstrates how it has come to mean beauty, body, sex, sexual pleasure and forbidden and dissatisfying love. - ZB