This is a book I re-designed for a client. Her name is Debra and Chat-room is the result of a project that took place online in a live Chat-room; whereby the artist engaged in dialogue with users and, drew their portraits during each interview. The project enabled the artist to gain private and intimate details of the characters portrayed, which otherwise would not normally be divulged to a complete stranger. Here the lines of intimacy and privacy become blurred between the simulated world and the world of physicality. The saying, “nobody knows what goes on behind closed doors”, comes to mind when one looks at society; ordinary people about their ordinary lives appear to be just that, ordinary and unassuming. Many of those the artist engaged with were just that; daring to express their darker sides in the virtual world, where they feel safe to do so and, where they will not be judged.
Ever felt like you’re being watched? Well you are. CCTV litters our country but for what cause? This book looks at what CCTV actually is. It gives an insight into some of the laws and regulations and puts the watchers into perspective.
This book has been put together to give an insight to people about this variation of image that is all around us, from obeying the law via road signs, to ancient scriptures and even on the internet. This book will help understand the importance of these icons and will also give an insight into their history and where they came from. With a section dedicated to one of todays modern-day pictogram artists, Viktor Hertz talks about his views on pictograms and his design process.