Whispers was a public art project that installed a series of works from local writers in large-scale typography throughout the city of Vancouver.
Our intention was to intervene in the public realm where advertising and municipal signage have a monopoly over the written word, by giving volume to the ever active voices of poets and artists. The result was a series of typographic installations which employed the scale and style of commercial hand-lettering to give dramatic authority to creative writing.
A public event was hosted with help from Elee Kraljii Gardiner and participation from local writing groups Thursdays Writing Collective and Intrepid Pens where content was generated and selected for including in the final installation. Whispers was conceived in collaboration with Jordan Bent, and made possible by the City of Vancouver to commemorate its 125th anniversary.