The Art of Participation
The Art of Participation
The Art of Participation
The Art of Participation
The Art of Participation
The Art of Participation
The Art of Participation

The Art of Participation

Volume Inc., San Francisco, California, 2008

Description

The Art of Participation: 1950 to Now exhibition presents an overview of participation-based art since the 1950s, reflecting on how artists create situations in which the public takes a collaborative role in the art-making process. The exhibit catalogue’s design demands similar participation by providing a space on the cover for a second, later book that will record how visitor contributions change the exhibition’s form and content during its run at SFMOMA. This theme is investigated further through the “incomplete” nature of the headline typography and the empty spaces of the body text, which are meant to be “filled in” (whether literally or mentally) by the reader. 

Juror Notes

The book is fluid because of the thoughtful use of a grid system. The chapter openings are fantastic

Collections: 50 Books/50 Covers of 2008
Discipline: Book design
Format: Book

Credits

Design firm
Volume Inc.
Creative directors
Adam Brodsley, Eric Heiman
Art directors
Adam Brodsley, Eric Heiman
Designers
Adam Brodsley, Iran Narges
Authors
Rudolf Frieling, et al.
Editor
Karen A. Levine
Publisher
Thames and Hudson/San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
Trim size
8 x 10.25
Pages
212
Quantity printed
5,000
Typefaces
Chaparral, Custom, FF Bauå
Printer
Cantz
Binder
Cantz
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