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Question the Wall Itself at Walker Art Center

Contributed by Adrien Menard on Jul 2nd, 2019. Artwork published in
October 2017
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    Question the Wall Itself examines ways that interior spaces and décor can be fundamental to the understanding of cultural identity. The multimedia exhibition at Walker Art Center showcased work by 23 international, multigenerational artists who explore the political and social dimensions of interior architecture as well as its complicated relationship to history and their own backgrounds.

    Exhibition design and catalog by Mark Owens, with Klod Regular and Italic. In an interview at the Walker Artcenter website, Mark Owens talks about Klod:

    Unreleased at the time of the exhibition, Klod AM is based on the forms of Garamond—named for the famed 16th-century engraver—but reworked by Menard into an elegant stencil typeface in Regular, Medium, and Bold weights. Remarkably, at large sizes Klod AM functions as a distinctive, eye-catching stencil face, but when printed at smaller sizes the stencil cuts recede, rendering a highly legible text setting. Using Klod AM for both display and text thus elevated the “decorative” function of display type to a structural principle across the book. A stacked, centered setting of the title of the exhibition, with the strategic use of all caps for visual balance and hierarchy, resulted in a typographic lock-up that could function across exhibition graphics, advertising, and the catalogue.

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