Diedrich Diederichsen on Agnieszka Kurant.
On the occasion of the exhbition Agnieszka Kurant: exformation at Stroom Den Haag
When we first designed 1+1+1=3 for Culturgest, we already knew it was going to be a series of exhibitions within a strict format, with an accompanying series of publications, also in a strict format. We’re really happy with how the second volume came out, featuring Bernard Voïta, Hermann Pitz and Michael Snow.
As previously, each artist either contributes a completely new work for the book or reveals parts of the process leading up to the works in the exhibition: 1+1+1=3 Vol. II might be the most complete account of Hermann Pitz’s Sofortbilder today; Bernard Voïta shows us a fantastic herbarium of emotional peaks, and Michael Snow was inspired by 1+1+1’s blank separator spreads to make a series if Illuminations of the previous book.
Available from Culturgest.
We’re happy about the launch of the ninth and tenth books in Octavo publicaties’ series, Boris Groys’s Logica van de verzameling and the essay collection Boris Groys in Context: The series design was conceived to accommodate the development, and we’re happy to see it performing well.
We’re proud to announce the first issue of Peter Biľak’s new Works That Work magazine.
We’re working on the design of Works that Work, a new magazine of unexpected creativity, founded by Peter Biľak.
José Loureiro. Two weeks of drawings.
This week, we’re going crazy over image rendering on the “The New iPad”, and finding that @2x graphics don’t work very well for showing typefaces:
Today we launched the new website of curator and writer Maaike Lauwaert:
During the development we noticed a curious little bug in Google Chrome:The CSS-property
text-rendering:optimizeLegibilityswitches on font kerning in browsers that support it, but Chrome seemed to have problems with calculating which parts of the page should get a roll-over effect:
It's a small bug, and other browsers seem not affected by this, but it really bothered us. So for the moment, it's
/* text-rendering:optimizeLegibility; */
Update September 2013: When after a year, nothing had changed, we started to lose hope, but we just now had to check again — The bug is gone from Chrome v.29, finally.
Luisa Correia Pereira
A Convocação de Todos os Seres
At 113 × 175 mm, this catalog for Alexander Gutke is the smallest book we’ve made so far.
See it first at Galerija Gregor Podnar’s booth at Artissima Art Fair, Torino, this weekend.
Masthead for Mk. Magazine, based on François Rappo’s new Genath typeface.
Mk. I will be out as part of Austrian Der Standard on September 17.
Getting samples of the printed sheets for a book is always an exhilarating and daunting moment at once – for the first time, you have an almost complete idea of your book, of a vision that was formed long time ago (in this case, sometime in 2008). Yay!
Here it is.
Texts & typefaces.
Obsessions, oblique references and footnotes of design processes
A video about our favourite edition of Thoreau's Walden
Walden; or, Life in the Woods (1854)
Henry David Thoreau (1817—1862)
New York: Heritage Press, 1939
Typography: Carl Rollins,
with wood-engravings by Thomas W. Nason
Available used very very cheaply.
Our new intern arrived today.
Bernd studies graphic design in Arnhem, builds his own longboards (!) and apparently he’s a trendy kid.
You know a conjurer gets no credit when once he has explained his trick; and if I show you too much of my method of working, you will come to the conclusion that I am a very ordinary individual after all.
-- The character Sherlock Holmes, in Arthur Conan Doyle, "A study in Scarlet". London: Ward & Lock, 1887
Lyon Display. Coming
2008 2009 next month soon eventually.