Who knew fonts could be sexy? A decidedly decadent take on font as art.
Paul Chan is an artist with an interest in new technologies. Inspired by his Sade for Sade's Sake digital project, this piece of font art references pornstars, poets and sexual celebrities. Unlike conventional fonts, Chan's fonts are comprised of phrases and sentence fragments rather than letters and other alphanumeric characters, so that what is typed on the keyboard is not what shows up on the screen, or what is printed on paper.
Paul Chan works in a mix of installation art, drawing and video, exploring ideas of politics, sex and religion. Chan's work has featured in the Carnegie International, Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, 2004; and Whitney Biennial, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, 2006.