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What is this?

Seemingly irregularly placed red flocked dots which form letters of the Braille alphabet, spelling out the "listen and record" process used in creating this design.

Why is this in our collection?

This paper is from the designer's second collection, introduced in Tokyo in 2007. "Listen and Record", which appears to be a nice textural composition, is actually telling the story in Braille about how this design was created. The designer recorded his voice every day over the course of a year. At the beginning of the second year, he listened to the tape from one year before, took a ten minute break, and then recorded his current thoughts over the original. The tape for February 29 will only get listened to every four years. The contents of the recordings vary as would the entries in a daily journal. Typography was used on children's papers going back to the 1870s, but served an instructional rather than... more

This is a sidewall from United Kingdom. It is dated 2009 and we acquired it in 2010. Gift of Ilias Fotopoulos. This object is currently resting in our storage facility ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ

Its medium is

screen-printed and flocked on paper

Its dimensions are

L x W x D: 1000.8 x 71.2 cm (32 ft. 10 in. x 28 1/16 in.)

Ilias Fotopoulos was the donor and the designer of this object.

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<ref name=CH>{{cite web |url=http://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/18735139/ |title=Sidewall, "Listen and Record", 2009 |author=Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum |accessdate=24 April 2014 |publisher=Smithsonian Institution}}</ref>

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