Visual & Syntactic Materialities Book Design
The project is an investigation into how written language is constructed and how it manifests visually. The notion of constellation acted as a framework to describe the elements that participate in the production of meaning in written language – a cluster of evolving pieces that resist reduction to a common principle. Referring to the measurement system of distances between celestial objects (on an angle made with regards to an observational point on Earth, calculated in degrees, arc minutes, and arc seconds) the book is bound to a 5-degree angle, alluding to the 5 guiding concepts of the text. The font used for titles and punctuation, Kazimir, was inspired by type errors in early Russian printing, which was often outsourced to foreign shops whose character sets didn't include Cyrillic. The resourceful printers invented their own letterforms, the details they added leading to some odd-looking characters.
This book was awarded the Type Directors Club Certificate of Typographic Excellence
210 × 290 mm, 22 pages, sewn bound
Frieze Art Fair Maps Information Design
Information design pieces for the guide maps at Frieze Art Fair. The fairs welcome over a hundred galleries, so a clear guide is essential to visitors. The layout is divided by sections which are colour-coded, and each gallery carries its code and name. The map should not only be a successful piece of communication design but also have an aesthetic quality.
Produced with the Design team at Frieze
105 × 210 mm, concertina
Designing as Translating Typographic Posters
I have always been interested in translation and how the language that we use determines what we say and how. This project came out of an investigation in translation processes, where I formulated the notion of 'designing as translating'. I was inspired by Kenya Hara, who says that 'there are an unlimited number of ways of thinking and perceiving. In my understanding, to design is to intentionally apply to ordinary objects, phenomena and communication the essence of these innumerable ways of thinking and perceiving'. I chose three statements to work with: 'to translate knowledge', 'verbalising design is another act of design' (Kenya Hara), and 'language is not transparent' (Mel Bochner). I created lettering for these using some of the analogue materials that are intrinsic to the design process: tape, a typewriter, and letraset. They were then digitised and screenprinted as posters.
This project was featured in Ficciones Typografika 1195-1197, a project dedicated to typographic exploration
A1 posters (594 × 841 mm), screen printed. Available to buy from dept.store →
Frieze Academy Art & Fashion Book Design
The programme booklet for Frieze Academy’s Art & Fashion Conference uses a bold approach to display images of the speakers alongside strong colored-paper pages with introductory texts for the sessions as well as interviews and quotes. Bound with a fabric elastic band to reference the world of fashion.
Produced with the design team at Frieze
200 x 250 mm booklet, elastic-bound
Arte Después de Picasso Identity
Arte Después de Picasso identity
An adaptable identity of an arts history organisation. Arte Después de Picasso ('Art After Picasso') aims to bring the wider public to contemporary art through art history lectures, guided visits and trips to fairs and arts events. The visuals are constructed around the idea of layering, alluding to art history's multiple layers. It uses a clean aesthetic that is sometimes mixed with paint textures, bringing to the forefront the materiality of art.
Logo, business cards, vouchers, website & other printed and digital ephemeral material
London College of Fashion Symposium Identity
Poster for a symposium at London College of Fashion. The texts are placed at a slight angle to mimic movement, creating a dynamic and attractive graphic that works as a bold identity for the event.
A2 poster (420 × 594 mm), digital print
Constellations are imaginary things that poets, farmers and astronomers have made up over at least the past six thousand years – our curiosity about the stars is as much about story as it is about science. Eightyeight magazine acts as a distiller for the visual arts, creating in each issue a new constellation. We understand constellations as groups or configurations of ideas, feelings, and characteristics that are related in some way.
201 × 279 mm, 72 pages, perfect bound
Central Saint Martins Typography Lecture Poster Design
Poster for an annual lecture of the Graphic Communication Design department at Central Saint Martins. The typeface has a blocky feel and the characters are very similar to each other, which allows to create a patterned feel. With the use of red ink, it lends itself to a textural qualities that alude to the festive season without being too obvious, allowing for a playful, eye-catching graphic.
A3 poster (297 × 430 mm), digital print
To focus on reading rather than looking Writing & Book Design
This book is a collection of re-writings: re-written through reading, through listening, through attentiveness. It is both an experiment in writing and a record of some sort. In the same way that one collects postcards, snapshots, stamps, or other printed ephemera, the contents of this book come from a collection: one of pieces of language. An accidental but careful process of selecting available material becomes a kind of writing machine – eventually composing, conceptualising, and maintaining a narrative.
Published by everyedition
125 × 190 mm, 356 pages, perfect-bound
Metonymic Books Book Design
A conceptual and visual enquiry to the nature of books as substances. An essay that draws the relation between books, reading experiences, and meaning-making, and a printed output that aims to reflect on this, engaging the reader with the content. The future of the book will be integral to the future of narratives, to the performance of meaning, and to the shaping of culture through communication devices. The publication is designed as a foldout as a reflection of the accepted belief of all books being codices, and can be teared apart to become single pages that can be read in any order.
150 × 105 mm, perforated foldout, 32 detachable pages