‘Ad Hominem’ formed part of the Oor die einders van die bladsy exhibition – an interdisciplinary project spearheaded by North-West University’s Graphic Design and Creative Writing departments.

The book consists of selected pictures from my ongoing A verbis ad verbera – From Words to Blows photographic series. For this project I approached Jaco Burger to respond to these pictures by designing vector overlays that would disrupt or extend their interpretation. All text was set in Burger’s font design ‘Structure’, derived from the brutalist architecture of North-West University’s Potchefstroom campus.

‘Ad Hominem’ received the prize for outstanding visual artists at the 2010 Woordfees, held in Stellenbosch from 1-6 March 2010.  One of Jaco Burger’s designs for the book, ‘Sanctus Flos Verpa’, was selected for the 2010 Sasol New Signatures Competition exhibition.

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