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Infinity Net: The Autobiography of Yayoi Kusama

Contributed by Florence Fu on Apr 9th, 2020. Artwork published in .
    Infinity Net: The Autobiography of Yayoi Kusama 1
    Source: http://wangzhihong.com Wang Zhi-Hong. License: All Rights Reserved.

    The Chinese edition of Infinity Net: The Autobiography of Yayoi Kusama is designed by the Taiwanese designer Wang Zhi-Hong (王志弘) and published by Ecus Publishing House. The titles are set in Futo Go B101 by Morisawa and FF DIN by FontFont. Wang’s book design and typography mirror the Japanese artist’s dizzying, graphic obsession with polka dots.

    The front dust jacket repeats in Kanji the artist’s name (草間弥生), Infinity Net (無限の網), and “The Autobiography of Yayoi Kusama” (草間弥生自伝) which are set vertically, horizontally, and at different scales. The inside jacket lists art movements of which Kusama has been a part, with large red polka dots encroaching in from the edges to cover the type.

    The book cover is wrapped with a black and white photograph of a young, nude Kusama decorated with polka dots and reclining on a couch from her Accumulation series. Large black and beige dots overlay most of the image, framing her the artist’s body, and the book’s title and artist’s name are repeated again. This time, there is a greater emphasis on the Latin text. Kusama’s Kanji name is set vertically on the book’s spine, in between “Yayoi Kusama” in Latin, which horizontally spans almost the entire width of the two covers.

    Infinity Net: The Autobiography of Yayoi Kusama 2
    Source: http://wangzhihong.com Wang Zhi-Hong. License: All Rights Reserved.
    Infinity Net: The Autobiography of Yayoi Kusama 3
    Source: http://wangzhihong.com Wang Zhi-Hong. License: All Rights Reserved.
    Infinity Net: The Autobiography of Yayoi Kusama 4
    Source: http://wangzhihong.com Wang Zhi-Hong. License: All Rights Reserved.
    Infinity Net: The Autobiography of Yayoi Kusama 5
    Source: http://wangzhihong.com Wang Zhi-Hong. License: All Rights Reserved.
    Infinity Net: The Autobiography of Yayoi Kusama 6
    Source: http://wangzhihong.com Wang Zhi-Hong. License: All Rights Reserved.

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