Néolithique Anthropocène. Dialogue autour des 12000 dernières années (“Neolithic Anthropocene. A dialogue about the last 12,000 years”) provides an opportunity to read and see reflections on the human footprint on the planet: the transformative footprints of the Neolithic period, revealing humanity’s interrelationship with the rest of the living world, the predatory footprints on resources and bodies of the plantation culture from the beginning of the 16th century, and the toxic footprints that were visible after the Second World War, which are part of the ‘great acceleration’. Questioning the origin of this crisis of the Earth’s habitability and glimpsing its complexity also means opening up the possibilities for the future. Looking back over the last twelve thousand years allows us to grasp both the richness and the extent of the transformations carried out by our species in such a short time: if we imagine the existence of the Earth from its origins to the present day as a 24-hour day, Homo Sapiens arrives at 11:14 pm!
Bureau 205 has produced a large-format book with a hardback cover and sewn binding. The principle of squaring, visible from the cover and throughout the pages, evokes archaeological excavations. The typeface Dédale, designed by Thomas Bouville (205TF), is perfectly suited for the particular evolution of its design according to the weights available: Light, Regular and Bold.