Maps of Cyberspace
AIGA Poster Designed by Corey McPherson Nash. Enlarge.
When this poster for the upcoming American Institute of Graphic Arts conference in Boston
arrived in the mail this past week, I immediately thought, oh, another map of cyberspace. It has that pseudo-internet-in-space look, after all. Designed by Corey McPherson Nash, this typographic cacophony allows selected tidbits of language to emerge from the ether: "listen," "experiment," "inspire," "change," "discuss," "create." As a poster for AIGA, it's promoting buzzwords with DESIGN as the organizing conceit.
But it's also an image that suggests other things: fluidity
of language, mutation and transformation, media saturation, random noise, virtual chaos, layered clutter...