Ok: modularity. Fonts and glyphs, various individual symbols taking part in a firm organization of straight columns and rows. Typography is an apparatus, a way of writing by stringing instant imprints into groups, thus making up words and paragraphs. It's a rhythmic grid that holds forms and rational thoughts, though not just that—it can hold connotations and intuitions too.
Thinking of that thing which an animal body is built around, porous but rigid, consisting mostly of calcium compounds, and usually containing (solid and liquid portions of) marrow, but in this raptor's wing support strut, just a gas, air:
(from a book by John Z. Young, drawn from a photograph in D'Arcy Thompson's "On Growth and Form")
I found it. This is a link to that instant I'm talking about. From "Synth Britannia", a BBC program I saw 5 or 6 months ago: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TK1P93r9xes&t=59m52s. In my mind this taps into an obvious association with digital (or analog) music and rational, minimalist, industrial and graphic work (mostly Swiss). Good traditions to draw from... but analog film has particular associations now, but not always pointing a forward-thinking way, politically.
I took so long to clarify this 🙄
OK, first try at a toot: A 90's JWZ would talk about playing music by Richard H. Kirk: I thought I 'got' that spy/schizo mood. And in a clip I saw, RH Kirk, today, shows off his Braun Nizo 8mm (or similar) filming by a canal. I think I saw it on a mag... can't find it just now. So is D. Rams (and his ilk from Ulm) a man who DSA participants and all critical, radical humans should follow? Or would doing that just, in fact, conform and succumb to Jony at AAPL's slick, haptic form-giving? Hmmm.
I dig platonic solids. Known by sounds "thy-o-Dor" IRL.
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