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The Richard Mutt Case type

Contributed by Nazli Ercan on Mar 31st, 2019. Artwork published in .
    The Richard Mutt Case type 1
    Photo: Nazli Ercan. License: All Rights Reserved.

    The Richard Mutt Case is the title of a text written by Marcel Duchamp in which he defends his Fountain piece against harsh criticism. According to Duchamp, the mere act of choosing this specific readymade in itself is enough to declare the fountain as a work of art.

    In reference to The Richard Mutt Case, I created type using boxes with letters from MT Grotesque printed on their sides. Photographs of these boxes from three different angles were used to produce three digital versions as a typeface, to be used as a bold, italic, and regular weight.

    These physical boxes themselves can also be used to typeset information. This alternative (physical) consideration of typography from various angles is what makes this typeface an attribute to Marcel Duchamp.

    Lettering made with the Richard Mutt Case type.
    Photo: Nazli Ercan. License: All Rights Reserved.

    Lettering made with the Richard Mutt Case type.

    The Richard Mutt Case type 3
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    The Richard Mutt Case type 4
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    The Richard Mutt Case type 5
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