Parkeren Verboden
Typography
2019

Parkeren Verboden is a submission to the Leeds’ based initiative, NoPARKING: which is an outdoor public exhibition space situated on the facade of Sheaf St. This space, curated by Rabbit Hole, exhibits experimental typography and graphic artworks on fluro stock from local and international artists.

For my submission, I explored the contrast between Dutch and English communication, using no parking as the content. Dutch communication can often be direct and straight to the point which is quite in your face and confrontational; hence, the large size and bold caps. English people usually avoid confrontation and we can be afraid to say what we really think, expressed here through small, lower-case, less visible typography. Both are communicating that you should not do something but in different ways.

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