Open Craft – Queer Materialism is an Arts & Crafts exhibition displaying works by 30 artisans at Stadsträdgården, Örebro, Sweden, June 8–September 1, 2019. The exhibition is shown in a greenhouse environment, thus becomes part of the daily operation at the location.
Queer is something that does not align, which does not meet our expectations. Queer occupies a different position, challenges conventions and opens up new interpretative opportunities. Queer is not static, since categories are established and become conventions, is a queer approach always in the border country, heading for the unexplored. — opencraft.se
The graphic concept takes inspiration from crafts such as patchwork reflected in patterns and shapes as well as the layout of the typography. The title typography is custom-made and the colour palette reflects the soil, greenery, sky, and sun at the location of the exhibition.
The typography uses two typefaces with roots in the late 19th, early 20th century: Or Lemmen is inspired by Antiqua, a typeface designed by Belgian neo-impressionist painter Georges Lemmen; Maple (Process Type) takes cues from early grotesks. Both typefaces are used within the catalogue and on the poster. The monospaced Neue Machina (Pangram Pangram) is used for captions, links etcetera.