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Bundesverband der Hochschulgalerien booklet

Contributed by Manuel Wesely on Aug 3rd, 2018. Artwork published in
July 2017
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    Front cover — note the fold-out gallery wall
    Source: http://mmm.do Photo: Manuel Wesely. Muriel Serf, Manuel Wesely. License: All Rights Reserved.

    Front cover — note the fold-out gallery wall

    At the annual meeting of German art school galleries, curators and directors meet to discuss contemporary ideas of curating- and museum-education. Each year, the meeting takes place at a different art school (or its respective gallery).

    The booklet Jahrestagung 2016 — Bundesverband der Hochschulgalerien accompanied the 2016 meeting, which was held at Hochschule der Bildenden Künste Saar in Saarbrücken.

    Kai Bernau’s Lyon typeface family, released by Commercial Type, is used throughout the book in its Text and Display variants.

    The book design is rather restrained: only a few (rather small) type sizes, bright white (the manufacturer labels it absolute white) paper and an open binding reflect the design idea of a white-cube art gallery. To give the cube a twist, the front book jacket flap is folded out instead of folded in. It casts a straight shadow to interrupt the flat, white surface and partially hides the cover; in a way like a physical door would block your view before entering a gallery.

    The book starts with 20 gallery profiles in black-and-white
    Source: http://mmm.do Photo: Manuel Wesely. Muriel Serf, Manuel Wesely. License: All Rights Reserved.

    The book starts with 20 gallery profiles in black-and-white

    The essay layouts
    Source: http://mmm.do Photo: Manuel Wesely. Muriel Serf, Manuel Wesely. License: All Rights Reserved.

    The essay layouts

    Images in the essay section are reproduced in full color
    Source: http://mmm.do Photo: Manuel Wesely. Muriel Serf, Manuel Wesely. License: All Rights Reserved.

    Images in the essay section are reproduced in full color

    Just as the footnotes in the essay section, image details/image credits are rotated by -90 degrees
    Source: http://mmm.do Photo: Manuel Wesely. Muriel Serf, Manuel Wesely. License: All Rights Reserved.

    Just as the footnotes in the essay section, image details/image credits are rotated by -90 degrees

    Back cover — featuring an image of a very traditional local barbecue
    Source: http://mmm.do Photo: Manuel Wesely. Muriel Serf, Manuel Wesely. License: All Rights Reserved.

    Back cover — featuring an image of a very traditional local barbecue

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