What: Nolan Jones in The Ramp GalleryWhere: The Ramp Gallery
When: January 14–February 6, 2012
This body of work, designed and created by Nolan Jones, is based on research into the text-based visual art of John Cage, who often played with typography and graphic design in innovative ways. After designing the web graphic for Get Lucky: The Culture of Chance, Nolan was asked to further explore the concepts of his design for a solo show in The Ramp Gallery.
The large piece on display in The Ramp was created by building a highly varying font-type lexicon and applying a chance operation structure. The smaller work highlights Nolan’s custom font for Get Lucky.
Nolan Jones is a graphic designer who uses hand processes to develop typography-based works. Through his background as a graffiti artist and during his educational career, Nolan developed the ability to create original typographic compositions using hand-drawn letter forms and graphic elements. Nolan Jones is currently studying graphic design at California College of the Arts. He is also the co-founder of Gaskill Gallery in Oakland. Related posters are for sale for $35, edition of 30. Posters can be purchased at SOMArts, or by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org