Book design

Artist: Cildo Meireles
Title: Cildo Meireles
Year: 2003
Publisher: Musée d’Art Moderne et Contemporain de Strasbourg / Éditions des Musées de la Ville de Strasbourg, France
Curator/Editor: Cécile Dazord
Essays by by Cécile Dazord, Guy Brett, Maaretta Jaukkuri, Katia Maciel
Interview by Hans-Ulrich Obrist
Production: Paris-Musées
Size: 25 x 21 cm [9 7/8 x 8 1/4 in.]
Number of pages: 192
Printing: Offset (4-color process on coated paper + spot color on colored uncoated paper + spot color on colored uncoated paper)
Binding: Softbound
Cover: Silk screened text on colored paper + silk screened text on dust jacket

Designed in collaboration with Susanna Shannon

This monograph was published on the occasion of Cildo Meireles’ restrospective at Musée d’Art Moderne et Contemporain de Strasbourg. It contains several essais as well as comprehensive illustrated notices of the artist’s works.

Although they do not contain illustrations, except for the notices, the translations are treated with equal importance as the French language part.

The dust jacket is made from printing sheets of an artist’s book that was reprinted on the occasion of the exhibition as part of an installation. These printing sheets, a part of the artitst’s work, were silk screened over and folded to constitute the dust jacket. The same screen as for the dust jacket was used to print the cover. The book is entirely set in Helvetica Light.