Querelle des Femmes—2017



This experimental publication was an exploration in materials and type as image. By using the status embedded in the visual language of a newspaper, I abstacted its form to co-opt status for ignored female scholars during the Renaissance. This point in history is often referred to as the Querelle des Femmes, and so this publication is named that too. The content—the philosophies of the great female thinkers of this time—fights to be on the page; occupying the space loudly. The reader interacts with the piece like they interact with a newspaper: they unfold newsprint material as they normally would, but the contents are abstract, no text box is coherent or legible, the letters are just focused on instead of read, the words are finally viewed in the same way that art is. This piece reclaims the Querelle des Femmes.