TEDx: If h is a chair

By Caroline Liu

I remember the days when I saw faces and things everywhere too. I disliked my curtains as a kid; while they were prettily patterned with flowers during the day, they became the carrier of horrid, disfigured faces at night. I tried my best to not see the faces, often to no avail.

Today, it seems that I don’t see things enough. Things are processed as they are. It has been a long time since I’ve often looked at the world like Andrew Byrom here does. The world is a mash-up of typefaces to him, and it is clear that he thoroughly enjoys picking out certain samples and making unique typographical creations of his own. A web of ideas and creations can start from just one chair.

This year, I don’t want to just see the first thing my brain tells me. Perhaps flowers that turn into Halloween masks are not what I’d preferably spend restless nights looking at, but the kind of mindset that allows those visions is what I want to try to adopt this year. See more in places I’ve already thought I’m too familiar with. Think a bit more like Andrew Byrom.

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