In this episode, I talk to experimental typographer Oded Ezer about animated gifs, Arctic Monkeys, retreating to the sea, painting the moon, and eliminating nationalities in the name of living in harmony.
Oded is a graphic artist, “mad type scientist” and conceptual artist (known as “Cat Chap”) based in Tel Aviv. His notable typographic works are wide-ranging in their investigations, touching on technology, religion, politics, pornography, mythology, the Middle East, and even chewing gum.
“I use typography in order to say things about our life.”
Photos: We Are Family (2015). Typography / Tipografya (2004). The Essentials of Socialization, by Cat Chap (2015). Oded Ezer.
Show Opener: Salt-n-Pepa, Pharrell Williams (with Justin Timberlake), Melanie and Kanye West (feat. Rhymefest)
Typography – Jim Dandy
Miles from Nowhere – Cat Stevens
The Smile On Your Face – Little Ann
Ludlow St. – Julian Casablancas
Left Hand Free – alt-J
Show Closer: DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince, Tricky, Dusty Springfield and Isaac Hayes
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