AUTHORS: Edited by Femke Gyselinck & Joris Kritis
PUBLISHER: Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther & Franz König (2023)

PAPERBACK: 80 pages
ISBN13: 978-3-753-30499-1

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Dancing the alphabet from A to Z forms the basis of this artist’s book exploring typography and graphic design.

Character is an artist book constructed from a danced alphabet documented in a series of frontal photographic reproductions. Graphic designer Joris Kritis builds a type specimen, in rigorously playful calligrams and referential figures echoing iconic logos, typefaces and concrete poetry. All based on the shapes danced by choreographer Femke Gyselinck. The dancer jumps, turns and twists but her body purposely doesn’t bend to illustrate the letters from A to Z. It is through Kritis his visual configurations of the photographs that reading with the danced alphabet begins. 

Photography by Robbrecht Desmet. Text by Thomas Bîrzan & Joris Kritis