Create an exhibition catalog cover that would convey the three art movements represented in the exhibition — Dada, Surrealism, Futurism.
On the cover, the overall image of torn street posters represents the readymade and collage aspects of Dadaism. Simultaneously, the image of the eye is at first compelling, but it is then disrupted because of its juxtaposition with the image that is revealed underneath. The two make a bizarre or unlikely pairing representing an aspect of Surrealism. The image is also a nod to Luis Buñuel and Salvador Dalí’s Un Chien Andalou.
Representing Futurism, the type is set in Plotter Wave — a typeface that utilizes the latest in type design technology. Using smart OpenType substitutions, this font, by Nikola Djurek, produces “words with an unusual rhythm and structure as the letters progress from extreme backslant to extreme right slant.”
The catalog is documentation of the Dada, Surrealism, Futurism exhibition that was curated by Debra Parr at the Alcove Gallery in Chicago.