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Student Showcase Archive

Esa Matinvesi

MA work

MA work

  • Tweaking Truthness, Group ∀Ǝ, Typographic Composition, 1971

    Tweaking Truthness, Group ∀Ǝ, Typographic Composition, 1971

  • Compromise Everything, Group ∀Ǝ, Typographic Composition, 1971

    Compromise Everything, Group ∀Ǝ, Typographic Composition, 1971

Group ∀Ǝ – a research project

These statements we have used in our books, such as 'compromising everything' or 'tweaking truthness', are essentially reflection on what we see as major distortions of communication processes. Mass-communication has introduced ambiguity in people's lives, people who struggle to get through their own daily chores. Today's communication is best described as an environment where anything is and remains possible, but at the same time also the exact opposite is de facto. After all, communication is always a translation process, and this is never a simple 1:1 condition. Furthermore, we have seen visual communication as a particularly troublesome subject, not least because of the influence aesthetic values have over our mind. As a group we strive for the democratisation of information, but have started to ask if any pure form of communication can come into being in the first place? 

- Group ∀Ǝ



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  • MA Degree


    School of Communication


    MA Visual Communication, 2014

  • My on-going inquiry as a designer is guided by the need for putting things into a wider context, the need to understand. This inquiry is not solely conducted by the physical making of design objects, but rather the immaterial exploration of ideas and connections through observation. For the past few years the key questions in my practice have evolved around the concepts of language and time. I have also been very interested in investigating how appropriation and iteration are affecting our communication, creative and learning processes in the contemporary society.

  • Degrees

  • BA (Hons) Graphic Design, Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, 2012
  • Experience

  • Full CV available on request