Graphic designer Darius Ou: Visual Questionnaire #4
On 16 June 2012, Singaporean graphic designer Darius Ou initiated Autotypography, which involved creating a typographic poster every day for the next 365 days. The feat not only required an ease with visual aesthetics but also a sense of discipline and commitment to follow through on the repetitive task each day. The self-initiated project soon became a platform to experiment, practice and document his daily life as a designer through digital illustrative methods.
Ou's posters are displayed in their entirety for the first time as part of 'Dissolving margins' at the Institute of Contemporary Arts Singapore. In this multidisciplinary exhibition that features large-scale installations and experimental performance, Ou's posters are pure visual chaos, transforming four gallery walls into an enormous clashing wallpaper of colours, texts, images, print and digital animations. Here, he offers insight into his obsessions, inspirations and influences through Buro's Visual Questionnaire.
Last Youtube video that made you laugh
Most played song on Spotify right now
A film that makes you cry
Cover of the book that you would rescue in a fire
Last meal you would have
Most memorable city you visited
One thing you would bring to a desert island
An artist/designer who inspires you
Signature drink you would order at a bar
Your style icon
The most memorable artwork/performance/exhibition you’ve seen
One artist/performer/designer you would love to collaborate with
Somewhere you wish you could perform/exhibit/sell your craft