after a catalogue and a website, we designed a book displaying 20 years of the artist's work.
in the book as a whole, we kept the simple language of the previous pieces, the content hanging from a horizontal axis, plenty of white space, and also, identifying portuguese and english with colors black and silver.
the book has a 4 x 5 format (224 x 280 mm), and a structure of 3 x 4 fields.
the thing that we were least satisfied with was the cover, one piece can hardly represent an artist's trajectory, and this is definitely not the case.
even in the context of using one of her works, we'd rather have used the image that was placed on the back cover, which is at least a self-portrait. Â
the openings on this section were white double-page spreads, the headline text, highlighted. Â
in the remaining pages, the headers' font holds the same size as that of the text's.
the book was structured in 6 columns, allowing a certain flexibility on the layouts. the curator's text was diagrammed in two columns. Â
the second section takes up most of the space in the book, it contains the works in chronological order. Â
here a typical double-page spread of the works sections. Â
in contrast with the works, images of details, the artist's studio, installations and exhibitions, have been blown-up. Â
in some specific situations, the pieces took up the whole double-page spread. Â
in others, the page was filled with many works from a series.
here, the series of self-portraits we proposed for the cover.
the last section was a complete chronology of the artist's career. Â