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.