SND | 35 mm » Design in Miniature
Briefcases, Lightboxes, 35 mm Slides, Handheld Slide Viewers | F.0023.0000
Injecting clean, modernist layouts with the cool logic of data-flows and software, SND - Sheffield-based artists Mark Fell and Mat Steel - create precise graphics which perfectly mirror their precise audio.
With 1999s Makesndcasette and 2000s Stdiosnd Types you might be forgiven for thinking SND are the reason we almost lst th vwl. Their work is stripped bare. Minimalism underpinned by machine logic or the quiet, internal workings of CPUs, RISC-based processors and huge quantities of RAM.
Their designs for, among others, Mille Plateaux and their own eponymous label feature often delicate structures set in counterpoint to seemingly infinite lines of code (appropriate as both Fell and Steel work with audio interface systems).