What if you could sit down with your favourite artist and ask them anything you liked – Life? Work? Inspiration? Based on new interviews and archival material from a huge roster of artists, this book does exactly that. Is art a ‘career’, a vocation or something else entirely? Do you need a studio or a dealer, and how do you find one? Does financial success – or the lack of it – change you? Should you read the reviews? Encompassing every stage of an artist’s life – from early works to debut shows and mid- and late-career stages – this book allows artists to answer these key questions.
In the design by Bibliothèque, the dynamic caps that look like they were written with a window puller are paired with LL Unica77. Bibliothèque wanted the book “to resemble an instruction manual with each of the five chapters featuring two hand-cut thumb tabs, traditionally used for dictionaries. Working only with short texts, two colours [430 U Grey and 286 U Blue] and typefaces are used to create a visual hierarchy so as to allow easy navigation for the reader. The book also contains a number of bespoke infographics.”