Swatch, the maker of these wonderfully iconic Swiss watches approached us while we were working on the Identity for the Biennale Arte 2019 in Venice. The two Designs are called ‘The Count’ and ‘Love Time’ and are part of the brand’s ongoing series of artists’ collaborations ‘SWATCH X YOU’.
THE COUNT is inspired by childhood memories of ‘Sesame Street’s’ count with his magic numbers. LOVE TIME is based on my ongoing experimentation with repetition and infinity-mirror-effect-type (see my cover for Rory McLean’s book ‘Picture Of You’). Both themes, the colour overlap and the mise-en-abyme Type are totally essential to my work. It’s the layering of material and colour, that represents passing of time, allowing all layers to show and influence each other, creating ever new variations of themselves.
The designs are only available for one week.
To design your personal Swatch with my artwork head to:View the project
Following a feature in Eye No. 99, I was invited to talk about my Biennale Arte work at St Bride’s Library in London as part of Eye magazine’s ‘Type Tuesday’.View the project
The films of Ana Mendieta are showing at the Gropius Bau in Berlin. I have designed an ‘Archive Wall’ to put the Cuban artist’s films into context of her complete work. A nice journey back to the artist after having worked on the Exhibition Graphics for Mendieta’s retrospective at the Hayward Gallery a few years back.View the project
Catalogue Design for the current exhibition at the Barbican Art Gallery.
Buy the book at the Gallery shop.
‘Much in this exhibition is unsettling; it’s not an easy couple of hours. But it’s packed with some of the great photographic projects of recent decades.’
The Evening StandardView the project
We have designed the new Cooking Bible for Phaidon.
A unique compilation of authentic home-cooking recipes from Cuba, reflecting the island’s remarkable culinary diversity. It’s coming out this June. The only thing I didn’t like about this project is that I couldn’t do the work in Cuba.
You can pre-order it here http://uk.phaidon.com/store/food-cook/cuba-the-cookbook-9780714875767
Picked materials for this fantastic Cookbook, written by Aaron Bertelsen and published by Phaidon in spring 2017.
The recipes and tips how to grow everything you’d like to eat in your own garden are based on life in Great Dixter, a stately home with extensive gardens in East Sussex. Great Dixter was the family home of gardener and gardening writer Christopher Lloyd.
In the running up to the EU Referendum, Kathrin Böhm alongside other artists/designers have encouraged humour, complexity, empathy and a cultural voice to the debate. Getting involved with her EU-UK project, helping to spread the word and of course getting my first debut on German TV.
The Design for Olivia Arthur’s book Stranger just got a nice coverage from Angharad @ GRAFIK.View the project
I have designed a book for the photographer Jake Green called The Bookmaker’s Studio. It is a photographic project that explores the practices of some of the best established and emerging children’s illustrators working today. Jake has tracked them down and shot them at work in their studios, where they made magic happen before his very eyes. The book will launch at the opening of his exhibition of the same name at the ‘House of Illustration’ in Kings Cross London on the 3rd September 2015.
Please support Jake’s Kickstarter campaign to raise funds for the production of this beautiful book by following this link:
The second book designed for Magnum photographer Olivia Arthur is now published by Fishbar. Photographs from her residency in Dubai include intimate accounts of the city today, Dubai citizens as well as migrant workers. Framed by underwater shots from Olivia’s many dives to the shipwreck, that reminds us of a sea disaster in which 238 people (mainly migrant workers) lost their lives in 1961. We printed the book entirely on transparent paper, for once harvesting and using the show through of a paper rather than avoiding it.
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