Today’s headlines is a surprising project which does not resemble Ezer’s style and technique of the past few years. After years of not working with collage, he decided to rediscover it. Not only a long-forgotten method of working was reintroduced, but also a use of the designer’s most common tool, color. After working in monochrome for years, he resolved to go back and develop his wish to use a vibrant palette and strong hues. The collage series was created daily, during an intensive 3-weeks period and found an outlet as an Instagram project.
The brief Ezer assigned to himself was to gather news headlines from across the web, and put them together with ancient imagery found in the Metropolitan’s recently opened open-access digital archive with contemporary images from his own collection. A unique merge between the seemingly unrelated new headlines and the old images, creates an intriguing dialogue. He aspired to detach himself from the work, therefore the viewers are expected to comprehend and interpret it on their own.
Ezer’s goal was to create a new mythical world, collected from dozens of cultural sources. In his Tel-Aviv studio, perhaps the furthest from mythical was happening, it was all about handmade labor. The process included manual work of printing, cutting and pasting the collages. Only later they were scanned and retouched digitally. As for the typography, while choosing the texts intuitively, Ezer noticed being drawn to headlines that either report disasters or have a sense of delicate humanity.
Be sure to check Ezer’s next chapter of the collages, the Still Life series.
After years of not working with collage, Ezer decided to rediscover it
…A new mythical world, collected from dozens of cultural sources
The collage series was created daily, during an intensive 3-weeks period
Ezer aspired to detach himself from the work. The viewers are expected to interpret it on their own