Swarm
Swarm
Swarm
Swarm
Swarm
Swarm
Swarm

Swarm

Pentagram Design, New York, New York, 2005

Description

“Swarm” is an exhibition organized by guest curators Abbott Miller and Ellen Lupton for the Fabric Museum and Workshop in Philadelphia. The show brings together works that express swarming as a social effect generated by masses of objects, images, data or organisms. The artists and designers exhibited include Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Sarah Sze, Fred Tomaselli, Julie Mehretu, Yukinori Yanagi, and the design teams of the Bouroullec and Campana brothers, among others.

The Swarm publication is modeled on a field guide. Within its 96 pages, full-color reproductions of the artworks featured in “Swarm” alternate with beautifully rendered information graphics. The cover of the publication features the graphic signature for “Swarm” made of letters that coalesce from minute circles. The visual and tactile qualities of the Swarm publication situate swarming as something both visceral and analytical, futuristic but also ancient and primal.

Juror Notes

Wow!
The only slam-dunk in the entire category.
Highly articulate in information design.
Highly informative and clean while teaming up with the pictures.
Highlights the content, not just the design.

Collections: AIGA 365: 27 (2006)
Discipline: Information design
Format: Catalogue
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