Over Trump: Sven Lindhorst-Emme
In the card game bridge, to “overtrump” is to play a higher card than the previous plays: the player manages to trump the trump card. In today’s political climate, “overtrump” calls to mind both the former President of the United States and the grandeur―some may say excess―associated with his name. German graphic designer Sven Lindhorst-Emme has compiled over 50 quotations uttered by Donald Trump across a number of platforms, such as press conferences, television appearances and social media. Printed on crimson paper and modeled after the design of classical poetry books with sparse serif typography, the quotations are presented in a shrewdly ironic manner, though Lindhorst-Emme refrains from providing any commentary beyond the source and basic context of the soundbites. The result is a document that speaks to President Trump’s ability to consistently outdo himself in regard to expectations both high and low.