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Lygia Pape: The Skin of All

Contributed by David Einwaller on Sep 20th, 2022. Artwork published in
circa June 2022
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    Lygia Pape: The Skin of All 1
    Source: shop.kunstsammlung.de Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen. License: All Rights Reserved.

    The Skin of All is an exhibition catalogue for the Brazilian artist Lygia Pape, beautifully designed by Fabian Bremer and Pascal Storz. In 448 pages, the designers created a very close interplay between the two main typefaces, Bolivia and Gerstner-Programm FSL. The unfussy yet playful application creates a beautiful balance to the large format illustrations of the artworks.

    Interestingly, the catalogue includes a work showing a packaging design by Pape; the typography on it bears a strong resemblance to Albert Hollenstein’s Brasilia, which also served as the starting point for my revival typeface Bolivia. From the back cover:

    As one of the key figures of Brazil’s Neo-Concrete movement of the late 1950s and early 1960s, Lygia Pape developed a specific understanding of geometric abstraction that resulted in a radical new conception of concrete-constructivist art, challenging an overly rigid rationalism by moving toward more subjective, multi-sensorial modes of expression. Marking Pape’s first solo exhibition in Germany, this richly illustrated book presents the artist’s unusual creative power in all its breadth.

    Lygia Pape: The Skin of All 2
    Photo: David Einwaller. License: All Rights Reserved.
    Lygia Pape: The Skin of All 3
    Source: shop.kunstsammlung.de Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen. License: All Rights Reserved.
    Lygia Pape: The Skin of All 4
    Photo: David Einwaller. License: All Rights Reserved.
    Lygia Pape: The Skin of All 5
    Source: shop.kunstsammlung.de Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen. License: All Rights Reserved.
    Lygia Pape: The Skin of All 6
    Photo: David Einwaller. License: All Rights Reserved.
    Packaging design with a typeface that looks a lot like Hollenstein's Brasilia. (the various small a’s are confusing though).
    Photo: David Einwaller. License: All Rights Reserved.

    Packaging design with a typeface that looks a lot like Hollenstein's Brasilia. (the various small a’s are confusing though).

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    Photo: David Einwaller. License: All Rights Reserved.
    Lygia Pape: The Skin of All 9
    Source: www.instagram.com Fabian Bremer. License: All Rights Reserved.

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