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Day 3

Time for the first real battles on the beach. Translating the type designs from paper to the sandy beach faced us with some new problems. Not only a different scale, but also a different underground material required more practising. Especially the tools seemed to make a difference. The one with the right tools, already had a big advantage before the battle started. Time to create tailor made tools.

Sometimes the final result contained two pieces of typography which are interfering with each other. One letter of a specific word, becomes (a part of) another letter from another word. The Art of Silent Judo comes alive.

During the rainy showers, the battling continued inside on paper. Short energetic battles, practising the art of impressing your opponent.

As a little bonus we tried to invent the Art of Wacom-battling as a specific derived form of Silent Judo. Two wacoms, 2 projectors, one screen. To be continued...

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3 comments so far: read comments , please do comment
Akiem -- Thursday, April 6 2006, 04:20 pm
Wow! Good tools. Good outfit. Right location. All looks very very promising. I am very very curious to see the art of Silent Judo battle coming alive, and developing. So at the end the judo battle turns out to be much more capoeira than judo? So no defense, more a dance. A perfect harmony between two writers, making a wonderful piece of type? But how does this work out in practice? Will it be a piece which is readable from two directions? Or will there be one fighter writing in real, and the other upside down? And than half way the whole things changes? I am curious to hear more about the rules of the silent judo battle.

martin -- Friday, April 7 2006, 09:18 am
you have choosen all your weapons wisely. may your bodies be the temple of typography…and do not forget: after every well done g you should have a picknick at the beach.

Karin, Seraina, Isa, Michi, Flo Flo, Agnes, Tobi, Sewi, Woi, Fetz, -- Friday, April 7 2006, 03:42 pm
yksi, kaksi, kolme.... cool pics - sand seems to be a much better drawing ground(work). for the next battle we'll change the locations ;o) greetings from austria (salzburg) from us all! have a nice time, cheers

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