Wednesday, October 11, 2017

dada: automatic drawing

Automatic drawing by Andre Masson

As I said in class, l'ecriture automatique is a form of graphic design. Call it unconscious design. The idea is to design the spontaneous, the unthought, leave it to the line to do the talking. That -at least- was the premise of the Surrealists.

Wolfgang Paalen, ca 1950

From the 1916 FORM MAGAZINE.