Chercher l’or du temps (“Searching for the Gold of Time”) is a publication that accompanies the exhibition of the same name shown until January 29, 2023 at Musée LaM in Villeneuve-d’Ascq, France.
The exhibition proposes a cross-reading of Surrealism and art brut, through 400 works and documents of artists, intellectuals, creators and self-taught creators. The Almanach de l’Art Brut, an important but unfinished editorial project of André Breton and Jean Dubuffet in 1948, is the source of this exhibition.
The catalog’s layout draws inspiration from the aesthetics of almanacs: grid, collage, nets, typography. Contents, opening sections, authors’ texts, focus, image books, appendices: the grid unfolds and redefines itself according to the type of page.
Picaflor, the titling typeface designed by Ariel Martín Pérez (Tunera Type Foundry), was chosen for the elegance of its design, subtly revisiting the didones, and the richness of its glyphs with organic allure. It is supported by Basier (Atipo) and Trade Gothic (Linotype).