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– Utopia: The Impossibility of Perfection, Brett Skingle, 2013

Brett Skingle

MA Communication Design

Brett Skingle is a designer who establishes a connection between the landscape’s reality and that imagined by its conceiver. These works focus on concrete questions and statements that determine our existence. The work is often drawn from personal experience within an environment and systematic in its approach, showing a true Print Publishing background.

His work bears strong typographic detail, having received an iSTD award for a piece documenting his Grandfathers journey throughout WWII. By exploring the concept of landscape in a nostalgic way, he focuses on the idea of ‘public space’ and more specifically on spaces where anyone can do anything at any given moment: the non-private space, the non-privately owned space, space that is economically uninteresting.

Current practice focuses around the concept of Utopia: The Impossibility of Perfection. “ A mirror is a metaphor for Utopia because the image that you see in it does not exist.” By contesting the division between the realm of memory and the realm of experience, he investigates the dynamics of Utopia, including the manipulation of its effects and the limits of spectacle based on our assumptions of what Utopia means to us. Rather than presenting a factual account, an illusion of designs and typography are fabricated to conjure realms of our imagination and present being.

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http://brettskingle.wordpress.com

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– Utopia: The Impossibility of Perfection, Brett Skingle, 2013

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– Utopia: The Impossibility of Perfection, Brett Skingle, 2013