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Design Talks: Book Type & Types

Design Talks: Book Type & Types

Design Talks welcomes Gustavo Grandal Montero, the Head of Library Collections at the Tate London, who is responsible for curating and exhibiting of artist’s books.

This symposium will explore artist's books and other experimental publications from the perspective of graphic design, and in particular through the lens of typography. Typography has mediated artistic expressions, trailing back to the Mallarmé, and expressions of concrete poetry, and into contemporary art and design that engages with language, writing and letterforms as a concern. Designers who are concerned with typographic forms, are producing books that question and reframe our contemporary understanding of the area of the artist’s book. During the symposium we aim to unpack some of the underlying issues of conceptualisation, designing and production of these book.

  • Design Talks: Book Type & Types
  • The Expressions of Typography in Artists Books
  • With Gustavo Grandal Montero, Lotte Grønneberg, Ane Thon Knutsen, (and invited guests)
  • Moderated by Maziar Raein

Due to limitations of space this event is open only to members of the Graphic & Illustration Design Department staff and students and invited guests.

The plan of the day

1000 – Welcome to Gustavo and panel
1015 – Gustavo presents the Tate collection and his role as curator of Artist’s book collection and his insights and understandings of the form of the book
1115 – Q&A
1200 – Lunch
1300 – Informal group discussion and walk through of the exhibition –reflecting on the language used to explore the categories of artists' books and the subjectivity of typography as an artistic expression.
1500 – End of session