Comfort zone & disillusion #3: Nacho Carbonell, for Onomatopee / book / September 2011
Nacho Carbonell works within a culture of free-time and luxury, and seeks there the boundaries of a semi-fundamental / authentic experience. His work balances on the borderline between nature and culture. Nonetheless his creations are unique objects, sometimes functional, sometimes not, but as images, always functioning autonomously‚ they always pose questions.
The Nest series of 2011 is a follow up of the earlier series from 2010. Trying to keep a strong visual link with the earlier booklets we wanted to evolve their qualities into a new series. The booklets are based on a 8 page cover that is folded to the outside instead to the inside.
The outer flap is slanted cut, resulting in two colour surfaces and scattered typography. This factor changes in colour and position during the series.
The inside attempts a nice mixture of full colour and duotonal pages. The work of the specific artist is enhanced by the text from different authors and a specific chosen font type.
The ongoing series 'Nest', spotlights emerging talent in art and design. Every publication represents one artist, that is also featured in an exhibition at the Onomatopee project space.