The Chance Encounter of a Sewing Machine and an Umbrella on an Operating Table

BOOK DESIGN
WEB / INTERACTIVE
EXPERIMENTAL
THESIS
COLLECTION

Great philosophers and surrealist thinkers have always challenged consciousness and composition through the practices of prose and thought, form and aesthetic. Working within the discipline of graphic design, I co-opted the agenda of André Breton’s 1920’s Surrealist manifesto to explore these ideas through unusual juxtapositions.

For this thesis I have curated and juxtaposed various surrealist works with the composite experimentations I conducted, as well as with a pictographic typeface I created. Through these outcomes, I aim to deconstruct these polarities and perhaps find something interesting – perhaps even humorous, in the grey areas between them.

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