Pulp and pigment. Sculptor Raphael Grotthuss is pushing the boundaries of paper. He’s exploring and inventing methods of paper manufacturing. His work is an interplay of his own artistic concept and skill, whilst embracing the unpredictability of paper as a living work material. Thus, using the same method in the same manner will inevitably produce varying outcomes.
Afronaut as a main typeface showcases this tension through its mix of constructive and organic letter features. It’s paired with Romie for the captions. With the documentary shots of photographer Louisa Marie Summer, book designer Dominik Schwarz created the rhythm of the book, following the process of the artist: Exploring, experimenting, exhibiting. Repeat. Exploring, experimenting, exhibiting. Repeat.