The Persistence of Type vol I, II & III
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The Persistence of Type is a newspaper series and on-going collaborative project by Catriona Duffy, Sophie Dyer, Fiona Jardine, Lucy McEachan and Maeve Redmond with invited contributions from artists, writers, performers, illustrators and photographers.
Volume I was included in an exhibition of the same name that took place at Tramway, Glasgow in 2015. together the newspaper and installation combined graphic design, writing and animation to consider the connections between ‘type’ as font; ‘type’ as fixed persona, and the pseudo-personalisation of women in historical advertising connected with the airline and brewing industries in Scotland.
Volume II, first printed as a part of Glasgow International Festival of Visual Art in 2016, presents a collection of texts and images that review these themes to contemplate body and landscape; the figure as glyph; language, labour and reproduction; beauty and myth.
Borrowing from broader print advertising forms within genre newspapers, magazines and zines, the third edition, first printed as a part of Glasgow International Festival of Visual Art in 2018, dwells upon personals, classified advertisements and readers letters as pre-internet methods of distributing alternative ideas relating to fashion, style and identity. In type, design, image and text, the newspaper reviews ideas of conformity, gender, British provinciality and locality within popular culture and our perceived subcultures.
Contributors across the three editions are: Fiona Jardine, Maeve Redmond, Sophie Dyer, Maria Fusco, Georgia Horgan, Mairi MacKenzie, Anna McLauchlan, Neil McGuire, Mhari McMullan, Lili Reynaud-Dewar, Catalina Barroso-Luque, Sam Bellacosa, Claire Biddles, Theresa Coburn, Alan Dimmick, Fiona Jardine, Jade Halbert, Mairi MacKenzie and Soulfood Sisters.