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Meret Oppenheim. Worte nicht in giftige Buchstaben einwickeln

Contributed by Stephen Coles on Dec 19th, 2015. Artwork published in .
    Meret Oppenheim. Worte nicht in giftige Buchstaben einwickeln 1
    Source: http://www.stiftung-buchkunst.de Image ©Ulli Neutzling | ulli neutzling designbuero, Hamburg. Stiftung Buchkunst. License: All Rights Reserved.

    “A weighty folio of substantial size dedicates itself to the letters of Meret Oppenheim.

    From a design point of view the challenge here is to organise a large dismembered body of text in such a way that the reader is impelled to read it by more than just a sense of duty. On the other hand the fact that the display of her own personality was anathema to Oppenheim calls for typographical discretion.

    The large-sized typeface does not have wide spacing, yet its pronounced bold-fine style allows the two-column typesetting enough space to breathe. Footnotes are positioned unconventionally, namely in single or double columns of the narrowest width between the main columns. The text is printed in dark grey. The overall effect is one of politeness and organised structure. The idea of altering the background of each page of the album in the facsimile section to multi-coloured pastel shades has been marvellously realised. The change of paper underlines the precious nature of the original documents.” — Stiftung Buchkunst, Schönste Bücher aus aller Welt 2014

    Meret Oppenheim. Worte nicht in giftige Buchstaben einwickeln 2
    Source: http://www.stiftung-buchkunst.de Image ©Ulli Neutzling | ulli neutzling designbuero, Hamburg. Stiftung Buchkunst. License: All Rights Reserved.
    Meret Oppenheim. Worte nicht in giftige Buchstaben einwickeln 3
    Source: http://www.stiftung-buchkunst.de Image ©Ulli Neutzling | ulli neutzling designbuero, Hamburg. Stiftung Buchkunst. License: All Rights Reserved.
    Meret Oppenheim. Worte nicht in giftige Buchstaben einwickeln 4
    Source: http://www.stiftung-buchkunst.de Image ©Ulli Neutzling | ulli neutzling designbuero, Hamburg. Stiftung Buchkunst. License: All Rights Reserved.

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