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Lyon Contemporary Art Biennale catalog

Contributed by Production Type on Jul 10th, 2020. Artwork published in
September 2019
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    Lyon Contemporary Art Biennale catalog 1
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    The catalog accompanying the 15th edition of the Lyon Contemporary Art Biennale was designed by Alaric Garnier together with Léna Araguas and Benoît Canaud.

    Echoing Lyon’s geography, the title of the 15th Lyon Contemporary Art Biennale is Where Water Comes Together with Other Water, taken from a Raymond Carver poem. For the first time, in addition to the Museum of Contemporary Art (macLYON) and many associate venues, the Biennale is being held in the deserted halls of the former Fagor factory, in the heart of the Gerland district. Around fifty artists of all generations and many nationalities, with gender parity, have been invited to make site-specific works.

    The bilingual catalog was imagined as a practical guide that covers all the exhibitions as well as the satellite events. For the book’s typography, Garnier used his own Big Daily throughout. The sturdy serif takes inspiration from typefaces used for the small copy in daily newspapers. One branch of this family, Big Daily Short, was recently released with Production Type. It comes in six weights, in roman and italic styles. While Big Daily Short is distinguished by compact extenders, the catalog design also features additional styles that remain private for the time being, including a variant with longer extenders and a monospaced companion.

    Lyon Contemporary Art Biennale catalog 2
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    Lyon Contemporary Art Biennale catalog 9
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