johanna gratzer (?)



Johanna Gratzer is a female, visual design student from Austria. Currently, she is doing her BA in the Communication Department at DAE, Eindhoven, NL. Recently, she participated in an exchange program at the VC Department at ZhdK, Zürich, CH.

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Her practice can’t be solely linked to a single discipline, but rather evolves around multiplicity / is based on theory, resumption of history and means of narration. Depending on the context, she prefers to alter various streams of information, with a strong emphasis on the depiction of the wo(man), describing an appeal for gender equality and feminist narratives.

(06) Onyx, Typeface, 2020

Digital Media, Type

The process of forming a typeface transcends into an unknown rhythm, in which letters no longer serve the lingual purpose but result in an ambiguous state. The etymology behind sedimentation serves as an inspiration for the sculpting process of the letters. Each letter is assigned a different mineral, referring to the available texture library in Cinema4d. By linking the typeface with the geolocation of certain stone quarries, I intend to reflect upon the virtual presence of materials, especially when they are digitally distributed via certain 3d programs. Onyx describes itself as the concretion of material that forms in an organ or duct of a body. 

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Mentoring by Marietta de Vries
Communication, DAE, Eindhoven, NL
April 2020