In the mid-1980s, design journalism began to categorize architecture, graphic design, and fashion that featured layered, fragmented forms and ambiguous overtones with the term “deconstruction.” Ellen Lupton, curator of contemporary design at Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum in New York City and director of the Graphic Design MFA program at Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) in Baltimore, wrote an essay in the early 1990s that highlighted the use of deconstruction in graphic design.

This poster is a visual representation of that essay.