From Nonsense to Nonsense: Translating Graphic Design

From Nonsense to Nonsense: Translating Graphic Design

From Nonsense to Nonsense: Translating Graphic Design

Translating a text whose objective is to show the advantage of using one printing layout over another sounds like translating excerpts from a “Graphic Design 101” textbook. Yet Mieczysław Szczuka and Teresa Żarnowerówna’s piece “Printing: On Layout” is more than just pedagogical advice for aspiring designers and publishers; instead of utilizing forms of “traditional” written communication, the authors have created a constructivist text which communicates its points through a carefully arranged nonsensical stream of letters and visuals.