Burrowing on the underground

6 March 2009

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I’ve always liked artists who play with texts and typography – as Tom Phillips did in his monumental A Humument. The picture at the top of the post is of a ‘found fragment’ by the artist Ian Kiaer, one of the hundred works commissioned by London Underground last year to mark its centenary of commissioning original posters from artists.

In case the text is hard to read on the image, it runs like this:

Meanwhile brought back     to the subterranean action of    economic facts, the “old mole” revolution   hollows out chambers in decomposed soil repugnant to the delicate   nose of the utopians.

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