Chez Noun project : un troisième projet ouvert et collaboratif de conception d’icônes / #pictogrammes
This collection harkens back to the 1930s pictographic style, when icons were drawn as a type of early documentary photograph – descriptive of everyday actions, but more suitable for reproduction with the coarse printing presses of the era. This realistic (but not without humor, voice or wit) type of drawing is visible in Rudolf Modley and Gerd Arntz’s archive. We can get a sense of the culture by seeing a slightly simplified version of the hair, clothes, mannerisms and industrial objects of the time.
Pictograph Corporation Icons (Rudolf Modley)
I’m asking all of you — wherever in the world you may be — to help build a collection that documents people doing what they do today — whether funny, awkward, honorable or mundane. What I hope to see is a snapshot of contemporary global culture using a timeless pictographic style.
Think of them as documentary icons, akin to the small format photographs taken in the subsequent era by Henri Cartier-Bresson, Robert Frank, Diane Arbus, and Lee Friedlander.
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