From philosopher Alain Badiou experiencing the “luminous black” to photographer Duane Michals who seeks to “see his friend’s head dissolved into pure light”, this issue features Olafur Eliasson, Alex Foxton, Amiko Li, La Maison de Verre, Tommaso Protti, among others. It also presents exclusive artworks by Caroline Denervaud: a series of collages inspired by words from John Berger.
The Light Observer magazine – a biannual art magazine based in Milan – investigates our relationship with light through in-depth articles, exclusive collaborations and interviews. Its unique take on things allows to discover the work of upcoming and well-known artists, photographers, architects, in an inspiring and poetic manner.
The graphic design enhances the featured photographs, with a minimal layout playing with horizontal offset, using the neutral Neue Haas Unica throughout the magazine. Sometimes refering to poetic calligraphy, Traulha is also used here and there. Handwritten words by invited artist Caroline Denervaud accentuate the artistic inclination of the magazine’s design. The last part features a different layout highlighting texts written by Andrew Ayers, Ilaria Campioli and Hugo Berger on a yellow background and using a traditional serif.