by Gruppe Or-Om©/Clark Webly
We live in an era where image is nearly everything, where the proliferation of brand-name culture manipulates human identities deviating and tieing their profiles to the shades and dungeons of econmic limitations. Brand identities are even flourishing online, and for some retailers, perhaps best of all online. Liberated from the real-world burdens of stores and product manufacturing, these brands are free to soar, less as the disseminators of goods or services than as collective hallucinations. Brands have become ubiquitous, not just in media and on the street but increasingly in the schools as well. The global companies claim to support diversity, but their version of "corporate multiculturalism" merely intends to create more buying options for consumers.
There are no cultural symbols, no sacred concepts, which are not abused and perverted in commercial contexts by the culture of branding (e.g. Avatar, Sephirot, Ensoph) and by the expansion of economy to the cultural space. The cultural subsystem is not only coming into increasing dependence on economy but economy is increasingly permeating the autonomy of the subsystem of culture. Aesthetics of logos and design try to perpetuate economically manipulated universes of illusion. But what does it mean to stipulate aesthetics liberated from illusion? Are we not forced to live continuously within some kind of illusion? To which extent are the activities of Anti-Corporate Movements against the global capitalism themselves distorted by illusive limitations? What is the "real", non-illusive state of universal aesthetics and the adequate social order of mankind?
Logo Liberation Movement™
LOGOLIB™ is a global, evolutive all open and non for profit art movement reflecting the functionally alarming and dubious aesthetics of logo and graphic design and initiating their transgression, transfiguration and transformation within the Aesthetics of the Universal Structure of Formal Canons. The movement is strictly using only peaceful, enlightening evolutionary soft means, rejecting all kinds of subversive, destructive, aggressive, injuring, harming and violating attacks aigainst established rights and structures. LOGOLIB™ never intends anarchic and offending activties like "pull off a flurry of dètournements, boycotts and pranks, jamming summits and meetings, launch suits against networks, destabilizing social structures, storming networks with accumulated mindbombs, take control of the streets, the billboards, the busstops and the whole urban environment".
LOGOLIB™ is metaphorically in the first step rebinding the functionally and economically deviated formal and substantial principles of logos and graphic design to the Infinite Source of all finite formal and substantial possibilities. In the second step after rebinding and contextual reformulation the forms are reimplemented in the cultural and social fields in a liberated and transfigured manner. The Universal Aesthetics imply a new evolutive step in the development of mankind formulated as a Catalogue of New Basic Rights of Humanism and Socialism ( http://or-om.org/Grundrechtskatalog.htm and http://or-om.org/Weltsystem.htm ).
Relation to other global movements
These universalistic basics of the unity of mankind are constitutive and regulative principles for all emerging movements opposing capitalism-centered and anti-corporate globalization like http://www.adbusters.org and others (look f.e. at http://www.mala.bc.ca/~soules/media112/klein.htm ). But according to LOGOLIB™ the abovementioned universal structures may be realized exclusively by peaceful means, never violating existing rights and structures. Note the difference between:
a) acitivities, which are destructing, damaging and violating existing rights and structures, without elaborating precise and detailed plans and models for better social structures and economic relations and strategies for their evolutive transformation and
b) activities, which are not destructing, damaging and violating existing rights and structures, transcending and transgressing the defective and deficient social formations of presence by exposing precise and detailed outlines and models for better social structures and economic relations and strategies for their evolutive transformation like
( http://or-om.org/Grundrechtskatalog.htm and http://or-om.org/Weltsystem.htm ).
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Universal Aesthetics - Theory of forms
The Gruppe Or-Om© has demonstrated and deduced the position of all schools and tendencies in the evolution of Art in history within the Infinite and Absolute Essence. Each oeuvre of art has its special place in the Halls of the Universal Temple of Arts "without sacrificing any nuances of its individuality".
If you look at the general statements of the Gruppe Or-Om© about the Temple you will find all forms belonging to Spirit (i) (yellow) or Nature (e) (blue) or their overlapping.
The Universal Temple of Art
i ... Universe of Spirit (yellow), e ... Universe of Nature (blue)
We have to state, that no artist involved in art so far, has recognized or seen the Total Structure of Aesthetics as elaborated by the Gruppe Or-Om©. The emancipation from traditional memetical, symbolic, literary and historical theories of art was on the one hand induced by geometrism, subjective and autonomous reinforcement of formal rules, not deduced and liberated from nature, but spiritual conceptualism and new feelings of balances and harmonies in composition of paintings and their syntax.
On the other hand we have to state, that traditional art since Renaissance has also integrated highly spiritual and even divine ideas in the symbolic and metaphorical contents and in the theory of balance and harmony in the rules and the placement and quality of colors in its composition as well (look e.g. Gombrich Ernst H.: "Symbolic Images" 1972. London). The contemporary aesthetics of logo and grapic design are reformulating and abusing this spiritual symbolic contents, the implications of traditions, containing mystical and magical meanings of letters and numbers of all peoples of the world (e.g. D´Olivet, Fabre: The Hebraic Tongue Restored, 1976; Levi, Eliphas: Cours de Philosophie Occulte - Lettres au Baron Spedalieri, 1932; ).
The Gruppe Or-Om© points out, that neither the artists in the Renaissance era nor artists in the twentieth century have seen the structure of the Universal Aesthetics of art, the contents, forms and formal rules of composition, which have to be derived from the Absolute Essence. Their oeuvre is as far as that goes imperfect, and can be evolved to a new step of perfection.
For the evolution of the mystical and magical meanings it is necessary to transgress the traditional aesthetics and geometries deducing all finite forms within the circle. Formal aesthetics have to be deduced from and within the Infinite and Absolute Essence, recognizing the steps and hierarchies of infinite and finite forms. This evolution implies also a new aesthetical evaluation of logo and graphic design.
Deduction of finite forms within the Infinite
The following animation ( The Deducer ) is a modest attempt, to give you a glimpse of the steps of descent from the Infinite to the finite forms. The philosophical and mathematical basics cannot be given here.
At present only available in German.
The basics of the Universal Aesthetics are elaborated in Robert Merling's: "Painting out of Future. Theory of Deductive Art©". Here only the headlines:
Evolution of Arts (Luc Burg: The VR-Space-Model of Universal Art); Deductive Art® and History)
Relationship between the Universe of the Divine Essence, Universe of Spirit and Universe of Nature
Categories of Space and Time (Peter Paul Sarnig: Human Mind and AI)
Canon of Forms and Infinity (Ernst Riemschneider: Deductive Art®)
Types of Lines
Contrarity of Male and Female
Doctrine of Colours
Practice - Samples
Sample 1 - Liberation
Sample 2 - Overlapping
Sample 3 - Fragmentation
Sample 4 - Inversion
Sample 5 - Windows CubismTM
Sample 6 - Ornamental Breath
Sample 7 - Logos Unplugged
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Sample 8 - 5-step linkage system to success
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Sample 9 - Complex Rhythm AIE
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