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Submissive Habitatus

Anthropos is an artistic elaboration of the topic of human impact on geology and eco-systems. Javier Barrios' last artist book project is based on the proposed new geological epoch known as the Anthropocene.

Category→ 
Arts & Culture
Work→ 
Editorial design, art direction
Awards→ 
Årets vakreste bøker
Client→ 
Javier Barrios

Background

The anthology is a dynamic, potent and chaotic representation of human activity – set as a contradiction to our nature. The book incorporates fragments of human development and becomes a standing question to whether all progress is positive. The re-occurring absurdity of progress being regress.

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Design

Conceptual narratives were applied throughout the book to add a dimension to the storytelling and vision of Javier Barrios. We decided early on to play with the friction that occurs when man meets machine. Using Riso-print and heavily textured and tactile pulp for the book lay the ground for an imperfect finish, making every copy unique – determined by the machine. Further on we used Japanese chapter heads generated from Google translate, an analogue GIF, and an old SMTP-screen as a base for the grid. Limited run of 300 copies, printed in Mexico.

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BBB

Oslo  ↝  Vienna