Black Maps: American Landscape and the Apocalyptic Sublime

Bob Aufuldish

Black Maps is the first in-depth survey of the major aerial projects by David Maisel, whose images of radically altered terrain have transformed the practice of contemporary landscape photography. In more than 100 photos that span Maisel’s career, Black Maps presents a hallucinatory worldview encompassing both stark documentary and tragic metaphor, and exploring the relationship between nature and humanity today.

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    Bob Aufuldish, USA (2011)

    Bob Aufuldish is a partner in the San Francisco area-based graphic design firm Aufuldish & Warinner and a Professor at the California College of the Arts (CCA), where he has taught...

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    Black Maps is the first in-depth survey of the major aerial projects by David Maisel, whose images of radically altered terrain have transformed the practice of contemporary landscape photography. In more than 100 photos that span Maisel’s career, Black Maps presents a hallucinatory worldview encompassing both stark documentary and tragic metaphor, and exploring the relationship between nature and humanity today.

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    Bob Aufuldish, USA (2011)

      Bob Aufuldish is a partner in the San Francisco area-based graphic design firm Aufuldish & Warinner and a Professor at the California College of the Arts (CCA), where he has taught graphic design and typography since 1991. At CCA from 1995 to 2016 he was design director of Sputnik, a student-staffed studio that produced work for the college. In recent years his professional practice has focused on work for cultural institutions and non-profits. He has designed projects for Pier 24 Photography, the Center for Creative Photography, Aperture Foundation, Nazraeli Press, Denver Art Museum, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the deYoung Museum, the Nature Conservancy, and the California College of the Arts, among others. A digital type foundry, fontBoy.com, was launched in 1995 to manufacture and distribute fonts designed by Bob and his partner, Kathy Warinner.
      He has a BFA and MFA in graphic design from Kent State University, Ohio.

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