"I wanted to create a surface where experimental work could flourish. I was aware and told people early on that I thought it would be a contemporary version of Emigre Magazine - something so dearly missed in our field today. At the time, I wasn’t thinking about how long it might last, but I had a very, very strong feeling that it would find a global audience.
If the project lacks narrative content, it overwhelms that with a purity of purpose that I think is unique. The surface exists for contributors and viewers, it exists as reflected and projected light. It shouldn't really exist, it doesn’t really belong on a garage wall. But there couldn’t be a better place. It is very much real and ‘fictional' at the same time, as it both deals with and exists as a host for fictional or speculative content. To be sure, the projections communicated are sincere and personal, applied and practical, and, I truly believe, cannot to be dismissed as mere missives. These are the things I was thinking about as I made the surface in the first place. I was sure people would love it and I am eternally grateful to the contributors that have found their place in the project."
from an email conversation with Eric Hurtgen. July 2017
Read more about Erik Brandt's Ficciones Typografika here.
Or purchase the book, with a foreword by Ben DuVall here.