The flyers made by the fictional moving company, Pläsnt Dschörnie, may seem like capitalist clutter to the untrained eye, yet those who look closer encounter an absurdist play on commerce, advertising and graphic design.
Pläsnt Dschörnie – Moving Flyer is a long-term, open-ended print project instigated by an ongoing interest in text-based investigations in the naïve, clunky vernacular graphic design utilised by the many Berlin-based moving companies, who stuff their unsolicited flyers in residents’ mailboxes on a regular basis. Using the ‘old-fashioned’ paste-up methods prevalent in the era before desktop publishing, Moving Flyer - Pläsnt Dschörnie plays on the regurgitated tropes, wording and graphic forms found within these flyers as well familiar branding and advertising verbiage often found in American small business ephemera.
In addition to the flyers, the project is elaborated by various forms of Pläsnt Dschörnie-branded ephemera (mugs, pens, packing tape, caps, etc), both hand-made and mass-produced, which also serve as props and utensils for
live performances such as in “Pläsnt Dschörnie – New Moves”
The Pläsnt Dschörnie universe is a project by the artist Ethan Hayes-Chute.
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