During her combine residency programme at Delfina foundation and Victoria and Albert Museum, Indian contemporary artist Avani Tanya has interpreted a selection of exhibits and found documents from the V&A South Asian collection. This paper back (96 pages) booklet is the result of her research in London, showcasing a series of reflections on post-colonialism and curated contributions from a collective of artists. The design decisions taken during the process are the result of a series of attempts to both imitate and reinterprete the visual language of the museum and its archive.
The 9th edition of the yearly Villa Romana publication consisted of five separate artist contributions collated in a simple cardboard box. The scattered look and feel of this publication, containing different formats, tries to represent the diverse spirits and methodology of this year’s residency.
Website designed for the European council on Foreign Relations. This website aims to unravel and explain the intricate structure of Palestinian institutions. While facilitating navigation and readability on different supports, the look and feel tries to communicate the values of the NGO and the dignity of institutional, national identities.
For the Designers in Residence 2017 exhibition at Design Museum London, we have designed a series of coordinated elements that reflect on the yearly theme Support. The catalogue displays a custom made headline font. In the exhibition space, those items that function as holders and hangers are ‘highlighted’ in green. In the catalogue, the same role is played by the green thread used for binding and revealed in the spine of the booklet. The photo shoots have been staged in different locations, each one relevant to the single designer’s project.
In collaboration with Axel Feldmann at objectif.co.uk
Photography: Lewis Ronald
Website design for London Works: a series of workshops and a competition for architecture students organised by Mark Lemanski in collaboration with the University of East London, focused on the transformation of an industrial estate in London into residential use.
For Tehran – Life within Walls, we have designed a hard cover book cut on 3 edges. The content was designed as a classic academic essay with contemporary Photographic and Appendix sections. While the cover paper texture resamples a wall surface, overall, the design aims to enhance the feelings of freedom and constriction within a mental and physical space.
In collaboration with authors Hamed Khosravi and Amir Djalali.
Published by Hatje Cantz.
For Villa Romana catalogue 2016 we designed a paperback volume made of four sections, one for each of the resident artists: Jonas Weichsel, Nico Joana Weber, Flaka Haliti and Stefan Vogel. The production of the book is the result of a long dialogue with the four artists. The final result is a unique product showcasing a series of paper stocks and different half-covers which underline the different identities of the artists and their work.
Edited by Angelika Stepken
Published by argobooks, Berlin