For this book, London-based designer Sarah Boris worked with various styles from Production Type’s Minotaur Collection. For the title on the cover, she arranged caps from Minotaur Beef on a matrix, with mid-word linebreaks and no spaces, like in a word spotting game. In addition to the standard version with black-on-white text, there’s also a limited edition in black, with debossed letters. The text on the interior pages is set in the seriffed Minotaur with its italics.
House Taken Over is the culmination of a year-long project at BalinHouseProjects (BHP). BHP is an artist-run, not-for-profit space by Eduardo Padilha at his flat in Balin House, Tabard Gardens North Estate. Eduardo Padilha and Harold Offeh have been hosting a series of lunches in Eduardo’s flat and workshops at Tate Exchange to consider the home as a site for artistic practice, the point at which domestic and public worlds collide, and art as a social tool.
The book is edited by Jes Fernie, who was invited to be writer-in-residence at BHP, and includes an experimental text by Holly Corfield Carr; interviews with Martin Cordiano on his installation in Balin House, and Russian theatre director Ada Mukhina about living with art; and texts by Harold Offeh and Lorena Muñoz-Alonso.