Waking Illusions*

A visual system that delves into the blurred boundaries of the subconscious and celebrates the irrationality in the films of surrealist artists.


The purpose of this project was to create a robust visual system for a film festival. Taking some liberties afforded to students, I decided to tackle the idea of creating a visual system for a hypothetical museum event highlighting a lesser known art movement. The films created by surrealists artists were abundant in freedom, creatively, and a large dose of weirdness.

Channeling my inner unorthodoxy and fueled by research, a complex design system was created that lived across print, environment, and digital design. The logo, graphics, and typography were crafted with inspiration from the history surrounding surrealism and the unpredictability of our subconscious. Custom photography was also captured to reflect the ambiguity and individualism of our dreams.