Slawkenbergius (white)

Image of Slawkenbergius (white)
Image of Slawkenbergius (white)

Lithographic print
270 × 437mm
 
This poster is inspired by author Laurence Sterne’s fascination with noses, which we became aware of during our design of The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman for Visual Editions. In the book, Shandy suggests that a person’s success in life (or failure in his case) is determined by the size and shape of ones nose, “…the excellency of the nose is in direct proportion to the excellency of the wearer’s fancy…”. We super-imposed triangles of various ratios onto a collection of noses of all sorts of shapes and sizes illustrating the relationship of the golden ratio to the ideals of perfection and beauty.