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Adhocism Poster/Essay (Words)


This poster and essay were produced as part of our contribution to We Are Here – Art & Design Out of Context, a month-long series of art and design situations at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago.  Accompanying our Adhocism installation, which ran from July 19 – 24 2011, the poster includes an ad hoc typeface, images of public improvisation, and an essay outlining the key concepts behind the theories of the ad hoc as discussed in Charles Jencks and Nathan Silvers’ 1972 book Adhocism: The Case for Improvisation, which the installation celebrated. The piece was designed by James Goggin and printed with a Risograph printer in two tones with help from James, Alfredo Ruiz and the design team at MCA Chicago.