Present Perfect

Au loin, une île !

Publication commissioned by curators Vanessa Desclaux and Marie Canet to accompany the group exhibition
“Au loin, une île !” at Fondation d’Entreprise Ricard in Paris and Frac Aquitaine in Bordeaux. The exhibition is devoted to the contemporary British art scene.

The basic premise of our design was to consider the island as a projection. The book is an island in itself; the case partially revealing its spine, its centre attracting the elements of its content like a focal point to and at which everything converge.

A bespoke typeface named Tropic was created for the occasion following the same principle: five variations of the typeface leaning towards the centre depending on their positioning within the book.

Rather than a traditional exhibition catalogue, the publication is an extension of the exhibition material gathering critical essays from the authors and special contributions made by the artists.

Publication, poster, invite, magazine ad.

165 x 220mm
128 pages
1200 copies
French and English
Published by Les Presses du Réel