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Lesson Plans

Artists who use words

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kbang (kbang)
Mon, 27 Sep 1999 09:06:10 +0100

For the inquiry regarding artists who use words in their work, here is a
partial list of various persons who use language, words and letterforms
as the core or an additive to their work:

El Lissitzky
Alexander Rodchenko
Kurt Schwitters
F.W. Marinetti
John Heartfield
Hannah Hoch
Ed Ruscha
Barbara Kruger
Jenny Holzer
Kay Rosen
Robert Indiana
Jasper Johns
Roy Lichtenstein
Guerilla Girls
Lawrence Weiner
William Wiley
Alexis Smith
Bruce Nauman
Christopher Wool
Neil Jenney
Joseph Kosuth
Nancy Dwyer
John Baldessari
John Michel Basquiat
John Cage
Tim Rollins and Kids Of Survival (K.O.S.)

Some of these artists are quite conceptual, but graphically arresting
enough for kids to respond to.

Dadasism, Surrealism, Futurism, Constructivism and the more recent
Fluxus (1960s) movements all have very strong typographic styles that
you might want to seek out for inspiration.


Lynn Robb