Chicago Imagists

2019
Hayward Publishing

A highly illustrated monograph of the work of the Chicago Imagists, celebrating the grotesque surrealism, cartoon energy and vivid colour of a group of innovative 1960s artists.

The design borrows shapes, colours, patterns and words from the Chicago Imagists's world in order to build its own visual language. These elements are juxtaposed in unexpected ways to produce new connections as the Imagists did via their collaborative approach.

Big, outlandish typography is used throughout the book as an homage to the expressive typography common in the group’s work.

The book was published by Hayward Gallery Publishing and produced in conjunction with the exhibition How Chicago! Imagists 1960s & 70s at the Goldsmiths Centre for Contemporary Art, which I also designed the exhibition graphics for.

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Exhibition graphics for How Chicago! by the Chicago Imagists
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