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Room: The Bonus Room

Meaning is attributed to symbols and perhaps reassigned over time by the communities in which it circulates. Even contemporary typographic masons both rests on recognizable symbols while questioning conventions and assigning new values. Within the Department of Symbol, the Bonus Room centralises the attributing and re-attributing of meaning to symbols.

So it is a recurrent tendency of typographic masons, or graphic designers, to seemingly haphazardly collect visual fragments that, despite potential arbitrarily, nevertheless somehow develop a kind of symbolic order. These could, for example, be ubiquitous clich├ęs from popular and commercial culture which take on a completely different meaning in their renewed or altered conditions and contexts of representation.

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