Exercises, digital photographs, 2023.

Preparatory drawings for NOVA, coloured pencil on paper, 2023.

Preparatory drawings for NOVA, coloured pencil on paper, 2023.

Preparatory drawings for NOVA, coloured pencil on paper, 2023.

Preparatory drawings for NOVA, coloured pencil on paper, 2023.

Preparatory drawings for NOVA, coloured pencil on paper, 2023.

Preparatory drawings for NOVA, coloured pencil on paper, 2023.

Preparatory drawings for NOVA, coloured pencil on paper, 2023.

Digital collage and final design for the letter ‘A’ of NOVA, 2023.

Image scanned from CD surface and painting (untitled), acrylic on paper, 2019.

4 drawings (untitled), ink on paper, 2022.


NOVA is a high resolution raster image font in which each glyph is systematically collaged from a series of pencil drawings.¹ The font was developed as a core element of the anonymous neuroscience activism project, Neurovague. NOVA is the _voice_ of Neurovague. As a character it is not _personified_ but _objectified_. It embodies the messages it delivers: every piece of language presented in this typeface _knows it is in NOVA. [ 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 ]

The origins of NOVA’s forms cannot be accurately recalled. There is a faint memory: a basement workspace, interconnected rooms, and a scanning device attempting to capture the glimmering surface of a compact disc. The fragmentary results of this process were reassembled in drawings. [ 10 ] A second enlightening event occurred at the bevelled edges of a mirror, but scattered out beyond the scope of a smartphone camera. These are distorted recollections and reflections, at best. [ 11 ] Some latent image emerges from these various tracks of light, however, describing a body like the Silver Surfer,² observing the universe from a distant point, far from earth.


¹The series contains 78 A4 drawings.
²
Or the other one.