In Focus

[Detail of slipcase textile], Negative Entropy (2015) by Mika Tajima. Image copyright Mika Tajima. Used with permission.

April 9–August 6, 2018

Text and textile are linked far beyond their shared linguistic origin in the Latin verb texere, meaning to weave. Both are situated at intersections of the material and the cultural. Craft, content, and context determine their use values and multiple meanings over time. A multitude of technologies and techniques of the hand and the machine give structure to words as well as fibers. Such verbal and visual transformations may appear on the surface of the thing itself or lie beneath the assembly of interlocking, overlapping, or contrasting elements.

Call for Entries poster, The Lohmann & Van Sinderen Prizes for Undergraduate Printing and Design

The Lohmann & Van Sinderen Prizes aim to recognize and celebrate the broad range of interest in planning, craft, and invention that gives undergraduate design and printing at Yale its singular character. The judges are eager to see printed works of all kinds in order to reward skill, discipline, and imagination. Entries must be submitted by 1:30 pm on Friday, April 27, 2018, to Robert B. Haas Family Arts Library Special Collections. Prizes of up to $500 will be awarded at an informal ceremony on April 27 at 5 pm on the main level of the Haas Arts Library, where all entries will be on view.