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Redefining Craft

Despite it's importance as an area within visual art, the term 'Craft' flounders by possessing a plurality of meanings that highlight a lack of confidence and clarity over the words original definition. One may attribute this to:

1: The separation of making from meaning.

2. The separation of art into categories of high and low.

3. The puzzled ordinary consumer.

This transience has been demonstrated typographically, through a series of letterpress printed definitions that have been recorded from interactions with people in and around Peckham in order to form a new dictionary of craft.

 

Outcomes: 

44 letterpressed 23cm x 16cm definitions. Housed in a handmade japanese archival box.

5 A2 size posters printed in the Flaxman typeface.