As I was riding my bike through downtown Lethbridge this afternoon I noticed for the first time that there are punctuation marks on some of the buildings. This exclamation point is found on the west side of the Lethbridge Fire Hall #1. There are five in total: Lethbridge Fire Hall #1, the Lethbridge Public Library, the Southern Alberta Art Gallery, Oddfellows Hall, and the Trianon Building.
Here is a quote from another blog by Megan Morman about these punctuation marks that explains a bit where they came from.
"“Downtown Lethbridge” began with the idea of making buildings and their stories legible: their design and architectural style and their actual history and use, as well as the uses and histories that the public assumed or imagined for them. Visually subtle and deliberately ambiguous, they blended in with the structures’ existing design. Punctuation marks give language structure; they are signs that can either aid interpretation or completely change meaning. The punctuation shapes, based on Monotype’s version of Century Schoolbook Bold, were cut with a plasma router from 1/8 stainless steel.This project literalizes the task of ‘reading’ architecture as text, as well as considering that buildings themselves speak."
To read the full article at"Downtown Lethbridge"
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