Recently Deleted

Spring 2022

Kristine Matthews
Recently Deleted is an installation juxtaposing the ease of digital communication with the intricacy of tactile printing methods formed from a collection of anonymous content from the notes app. The otherwise arbitrary text is displayed using traditional typographic methods (sign painting, linocut and typewriter) brought to life through its intrinsically human presentation.

This project blossomed from a series of interviews conducted with five individuals involved in historic type practices. These conversations framed the guiding question for this project: How will these historic type methods stay alive if we don’t keep using them? In-depth summaries of these interviews were compiled into a zine presented alongside the installation.

Come to the UW Design Show from June 8—18 to see the installation in person! Check us out on Instagram: @_uwdesign