Boundary Lines

Amir Berbic

Boundary Lines, oblique view.
Boundary Lines, detail.
Boundary Lines, full view.
Boundary Lines, detail.

The design installation spans across the windows overlooking Griffin Court, in the atrium of the Art Institute of Chicago’s Modern Wing. The work was developed in conjunction with Design Episodes, a presentation of highlights from the museum’s collection as three provocative vignettes: the modern chair, the emergence of postmodern design, and contemporary identity systems in graphic design.  

The design approach derives from the correlations between typography and the objects featured in Design Episodes. The layered presentation develops an interplay between geometric forms and typography. While the black shapes on the gray wall reference elements from the exhibitions, the words Architecture & Design are indicated in white vinyl stripes on the windows, in a nod to the vertical characteristics of the Renzo Piano’s architectural design for the building. The design rests on the edge of legibility to highlight the graphic characteristics of type.

Amir Berbic
Karen Kice
Amir Berbic
Zlatan Filipovic