Surveillance in a Civil Society?


Describing himself as “a concerned global citizen,” Sang Mun 12 GD has been developing a series of defiant typefaces called ZXX – meant to be unreadable by OCR software. Now that potentially dubious NSA practices are headline news again, the designer says he’s more dedicated than ever to raising awareness “about censorship, surveillance and a free society” and to “researching ways to ‘articulate our unfreedom.’” 

This year Sang has been working as a Graphic Design Fellow at the Walker Art Center, where he recently explained more about his ongoing project and what he’s thinking in a blog post called Making Democracy Legible


Project ZXX is my humane contribution and homage to the activists, artists and designers who have been actively fighting for our civil liberties,” he says. 

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