Typography & Pornography Lines & Lies & Clues to Use Nonsense Invents Events A Kind of a Novel Novel
A LONG COMPLEX SEQUENCE OF EVENTS, AN ARTY ACADEMIC ADULT COMIC BOOK LINE, WHERE THE GIRL WITH HANDS THAT WERE BIRDS DOESN'T DIE BUT FOLLOWS BIRDS' ADVICE & GHOSTS' GOSSIP VIEWING UTOPIAN ARCHITECTURAL ILLUSIONS BIRD'S-EYE & FINALLY FINDING THE REAL THING, INCLUDING EMANCIPATED ANGELS, IN UTOPIA MADE IN HOLLYWOOD.
"Utopia Myopia is an academic adult comic book with visions of utopia, dystopia & myopia. Illusions, confusions & conclusions play out over 36 plays. The setting for each play is a piece of paper 81/2”x11”. Characters are listed. Scenes & characters are drawn on the top half of the page, while five columns of type in a newspaper-style are set below. The dialogue is kept minimal. A shorthand determined by the number of letterforms per line. Utopia Myopia is a text-message for today's limited attention spans. A work of art in its own right." - Owl Cave Press
Barbara Stauffacher Solomon is the author of Green Architecture and the Agrarian Garden (1998), Good Mourning California (1992), WHY? WHY NOT? (2013), Utopia Myopia (2013), Read Any Good Boots Lately? (2018) and Making the Invisble Visible (2018). A native of California, she is an artist, landscape architect, designer, and writer. Her work has been exhibited in New York, San Francisco and Washington, D.C., Paris, Zurich, Milan, and Venice and is in the permanent collection of SFMOMA.
Best known for her supergraphics, most noticeably at The Sea Ranch, CA, where she brought to the U.S. supergraphics and Helvetica typeface: an iconic a mix of her Swiss-trained graphic design layered with her California sensibility.
Barbara has taught at Harvard, Yale and the University of California at Berkeley. She is a Fellow of the American Academy in Rome.