With seven large-format, hand-woven carpets the artist Linde Burkhardt interprets the lifestyle and the culture of the Etruscans. These carpets are presented in the exhibition The Joys of the Etruscans at the Museum August Kestner and supplemented with original objects of Etruscan art and culture.
As an alternative to a classic museum catalog, we collaborated with curator Dr. Anne-Viola Siebert and developed the concept for Toska magazine. Mixed with the reprographics of the exhibits there is a wide variety of articles dealing with the Etruscan culture of life: cultural history texts as well as Etruscan recipes or current travel reports from Tuscany. This creates a connection between the past “dead” history of the Etruscans and current science, art, and culture. This idea is also supported by the design.
Based on the flashed look of fashion and lifestyle magazines, we set up a photo shoot for the cover design of Toska with the exhibits in a new contextualization outside of showcases and pedestals and in relation to casual everyday situations. The seven carpets by Linde Burkhardt are presented as a practical format in an inserted brochure.
The “TOSKA” wordmark on the cover uses Avara Bold. All text is set in Prophet, in roman and italic styles.