Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Between the Lines



After trying my hand at mozi-kuji, I discovered it's kind of addictive.
Font designer, Daijiro Ohara, is taking the printed word to the cutting edge. In a recent post on his blog he shares his discovery of a new literary art form he calls "mozi-kuji." After snipping sentences from a wide range of printed sources, he asks people to randomly select two sentences cut from different books, newspapers, etc. that they then paste to a blank page. Next they try to seamlessly connect the two random thoughts with a line of their own to create something entirely new and often beautiful. 
It all goes to show you how everything is somehow connected and that bridging the gap between dissonance and harmony is often just a matter of finding the right words.

2 comments:

  1. Hi Johntaro. This line is lovely: "It all goes to show you how everything is somehow connected and that bridging the gap between dissonance and harmony is often just a matter of finding the right words."
    Thanks for sharing this unique art form. I think it would be a fun party game.

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  2. Thanks StarBrooke. I bet it would make a fun party game (kind of along the lines of Fictionary). I really like the concept of mozi-kuji, or moji-kuji. It's a simple but great idea. It's simply great!

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