Project

Keep Walking Intently: The Ambulatory Art of the Surrealists, the Situationist International, and Fluxus

Year

2017

Type

Location

A Note on the Design by Lori Waxman

Under the pseudonym Rrose Sélavy, Marcel Duchamp designed a small book in 1922 for his friend, the art critic Henry McBride. Some French Moderns Says McBride is a collection of McBride’s articles from the New York Sun and the New York Herald, reprinted with a trick: over the course of the book’s eighteen pages, the type size increases every few pages, culminating in letters so large that a single sentence can no longer fit on one page. Just as Duchamp used found objects in his readymades, we have repurposed his design conceit for this book to suggest the change of pace associated with walking and reading or, perhaps, reading about walking.