Pictish


A publication exploring graphic practices of scientific study through a designed fiction. Meaningless symbols have been bestowed meaning through the visual tropes of academia such as archives, scientific typesetting, and documentary photography.

I was experimenting visually with sprayed on pavement signages around work sites. These were the resulting glyphs which looked like heiroglyphics. Therefore, I made a language out of them. What resulted was a visual meditation on how languages function. Moreover, it asks us to consider how we trust ‘information’. When we percieve something presented to us in a certain way, such as a fictional language, and trust that it is true because of how we see it, what does this say about our everyday visual experiences?

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Mark