Free Composition
Poster Design

Différance (after French différence “difference”, intentionally misspelled with ‘a’) is a neologism of the French philosopher Jacques Derrida and a central concept in the philosophical idea of deconstruction developed by him.

Inspired by the term, this poster plays with the concepts of Différance in relation to graphic design and aims to deconstruct the textual and visual meaning through glitches and shifts in hierarchy, visibility, colour and spacing.

“In the essay “Différance” Derrida indicates that différance gestures at a number of heterogeneous features that govern the production of textual meaning. The first (relating to deferral) is the notion that words and signs can never fully summon forth what they mean, but can only be defined through appeal to additional words, from which they differ. Thus, meaning is forever “deferred” or postponed through an endless chain of signifiers. The second (relating to difference, sometimes referred to as espacement or “spacing”) concerns the force that differentiates elements from one another, and in so doing engenders binary oppositions and hierarchies that underpin meaning itself.”
– Wikipedia

594 × 841 mm