Ernie Gehr: Carnival of Shadows

MoMA, 2016




Inspired by early animation and genre cinema, the exhibition Ernie Gehr: Carnival of Shadows was comprised of a large-scale multiscreen video installation in which Gehr playfully abstracted 20th-century shadowgraph toys. Using the evenly spaced vertical lines employed by the shadowgraphs, the custom typographic treatment on the title wall created the illusion of movement, depth, and shadow.

Awards
Type Directors Club, 2016

Credits
Curated by Ron Magliozzi, Curatorial Assistant: Sophie Cavoulacos; Creative Direction: Ingrid Chou; Art Direction: Tony Lee Jr.; Lead Designer: Eva Bochem-Shur; Production: Claire Corey, Paulette Giguere; Typeface: Customized MoMA Gothic

© Eva Bochem-Shur