bamboo 22 was curated by angelo bucci and spbr and took latin america as its theme.
in conjunction with the editors, we tried to take a modern, non-folkloric look at the region. the cover uses joaquín torres garcia’s famous drawing as the base for the composition and a poem by oswald de andrade as the lead-in.
the pantone brown of the march issue is always harder for us to work with, as it suggests the artisanal and folkloric. here, the cyan blue drawing strikes a potent contrast.
guilherme wisnik wrote about the work of néle azevedo – a sculpture-happening in which ice figures melt in the sun.
we tried to integrate the typography with the picture, adding some extra ‘figures’ to the work.
a work by the argentinean rafael iglesia was our anchor for the layout of this spread about him.
the pictures of the building with a zigzag on the façade occupied the top part of the page. the rest of the photos are of other works.
This double-page spread is not our best layout, but it was one of the first times we relaxed our application of the magazine’s grid.
the 3-module horizontal band up top, which is normally indivisible, is here occupied in irregular fashion; and some vertical disjuncture in module 1 was permitted.
This piece is a transcript of a conversation between angelo bucci and álvaro puntoni.
starting from the title, we decided to mirror the two participants and separate their voices by color.
the theme of bamboo 23 was art.
as in previous years, an artist was invited to produce the cover, limiting our involvement to the layout of the text.
this work is by luiz zerbini.
giving a foretaste of the theme and main spaces of the upcoming 10th architecture biennial, guilherme wisnik wrote about the centro cultural são paulo and its intense and diverse public usage.
we played with the idea of the diversity of spaces and uses by putting images into the words and words into the images. each word in the title relates to an image in a different way: ‘arquitetura’ contains the first photograph and is set against the white background, while ‘modos’ is punched into one image and ‘de’ is superposed upon another. finally, ‘usar’ sits alongside the last photograph.
the wall section was a special on fabrics, all designed by the magazine’s production department.
we composed the titles geometrically, using the magazine’s grid. for the opening, we used images of one of these fabrics to fill the letters of the title.
this is the last page of the magazine, which we hardly ever show—the ‘friends’ section, which consists of tips from special guests.
the titles and colored squares establish the relationship between the blocks of text and the relevant picture.