Comfort zone & disillusion #2: Willem Claassen, for Onomatopee / book / June 2011
By optically relocating spatial function, Willem Claassen produces a functioning experience of open-end architectonics and objects. This lays bare a spatial or mental disillusion: nicely and autonomous!
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 and will be coming back in the layout of the texts and photo's.
The inside attempts a nice mixture of full colour and duotonal pages, printed on Reviva Offset. 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.