Prouns with Type?? I need your advice.

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Prouns with Type?? I need your advice.
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I am a graphic design student graduating in a few months. My class is putting on an end of the year show. Lissitzky is my hero and gretest influence. My thesis idea is to re-create Lissitzky's prounenraum with posters with type instead of his sqares and rectangles. I am having trouble deciding on what type should say. The word proun means project of the new, so I want to aproach this the way Lissitzky would if he had a computer and CS3. I need this to reflect typography of the 21st century and the definition of proun.

What should the type be to connect my thesis idea. I am thinking about using either cheeky type sayings. I also thought about typesetting popular key commands. What do you guys think about this? Any better suggestions for what the type would say. Any advice would be appreciated. Thank you!

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Why not contrast some of the type from his early 1930s propaganda work with text about the Ukranian Famine of the same period? That would be a pretty interesting way to approach Lissitzky.

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Thanks, but I really need to try to make this connect with 2008 or the 21st century per my professor...that's what's killing me. I can't find the connection..

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Have you tried finding a connection between Jewish themes in Lissitzky’s proun works and contemporary Jewish art? That might turn up something interesting. Check out the library at your local Jewish community center.

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Very clever. Thanks man.