Feminist Embroidery by Yes Stitch Yes

Interpreting rap lyrics and the internet for empowered sass

A sarcastic Tweet disappears almost instantaneously these days, but a brazen embroidered message only gets louder with every look. Edginess and individuality have been elevating fine needlework from a quiet hobby to cultural relevance for some time, and we’re especially enamored with what Yes Stitch Yes has been stitching onto hoops. The brainchild of Park Slope, Brooklyn resident Lauren Singleton, Yes Stitch Yes offers mantras …

Word as Image

Ji Lee's entertaining book of letters in their most graphic element

Seeing the world through the eyes of Ji Lee means every billboard is a blank canvas, the alphabet has three-dimensional form and words are actually images. The former Creative Director at Google Creative Labs playfully communicates through visual design, depicting clever messages that are sometimes obvious and sometimes abstract, but always on point. Joining Univers Revolved in the collection of Lee’s independent projects to take …

The Quick Brown Fox Jumps Over The Lazy Dog

Artist Michael Riedel's first introspective show reinterprets source code as textual printed matter

A man seemingly obsessed with extraction, abstraction and repetition, Michael Riedel takes printed matter and toys with it until most sense is lost. With an almost “Matrix” style of approach, Riedel uses text to “write with writing,” a technique in which he excerpts the works of others in order to make his own statement. His current work—on display at the David Zwirner gallery in an …