Comfort zone & disillusion #4: Jozua Zaagman, for Onomatopee / book / January 2011
This booklet can be seen as an atlas compiled from a bottom-up perspective, featuring hands on maps and statistics, and insight text into the place and position of this very conduct. It manifests how we, as individuals, live in public areas and how our behaviour there, actually establishes public space. As Jozua Zaagman charts the actual imprints of people in that space, he acknowledges real urges and personal wishes, tracing them with an entirely new approach. All maps were drawn and designed by Jozua Zaagman in coperation with Arthur Roeloffzen.
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.