EXHIBITION IDENTITY

BOOK DESIGN

/ COMMUNICATION MATERIALS

FLORA, BETWEEN PLANTS AND PEOPLE

/ MELLOM PLANTER OG MENNESKER

'Plants have always been important. However, the depiction and our use of them are historically and culturally biased and tells about our world view and how we perceive and value nature'.

–Vibece Salthe, curator.

 

The exhibition FLORA and the accompanying book look at artists' use of plants and flowers related to subjects like botany, gender, power, order/disorder and harmony.

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CATEGORIES: EXHIBITION IDENTITY / EXHIBITION BOOK, COMMUNICATION MATERIALS

CLIENTS: STAVANGER KUNSTMUSEUM IN COLLABORATION WITH RANDERS KUNSTMUSEUM

 

Curator: Vibece Salthe

Graphic design & art direction: Nina Ansten

Exhibition design: Marte Moen Danielsen & Nina Ansten

Editorial team: Hanne Beate Ueland & Vibece Salthe

Texts: Jim Endersby, Inger Nordal & Vibece Salthe

Installation photography: Marie von Krogh

Facilitation of print and production: Ansten Studio

 

Inspiration for the book design and exhibition identity was found in botany archives, herbarium, and the visual way nature has been historically represented. The academic format of the content is presented through a neat and classic typographic design. The typeface Mrs. Eaves brings both an organic and a feminist touch to the presentation. (A wonderful typeface designed by Zuzana Licko at Emigre Type Foundry. Mrs. Eaves honors one of the many forgotten women in the history of typography, Sarah Eaves, Baskerville's wife). Swiss binding makes the front cover of the book open flat, revealing the details of the carefully bound spine with a green thread. An elastic band keeps the book closed. Inspired by classical flower presses, you can easily collect flowers and dry them inside this book. Just remember to add an extra sheet of tracing paper for protection.

Outer cover features artwork by Gerd Tinglum, inner cover by Roland Persson. Title illustration by Ansten Studio is embossed on the cover. Hardback and halfbound with a green book cloth. A high quality uncoated paper is used throughout the book.

Bookdesign & Art Direction by Nina Ansten

Participating artists: Alberto Baraya, Camilla Berner, Christine Borland, Frants Bøe, Joscelyn Gardner, Dzamil Kamanger, Kalle Hamm & Band of Weeds, Ingela Ihrman, Rita Kernn-Larsen, Roland Persson, Iiu Susiraja, Gerd Tinglum, Kristin Tårnesvik & Espen Sommer Eide, Danh Vo and Marit Victoria Wulff Andreassen.

Bookdesign & Art Direction by Nina Ansten

Installation views: The book features photographs from the exhibtion on view at Stavanger Artmuseum. All installation photographs by Marie von Krogh.

 

The FLORA exhibition was on display at Stavanger Kunstmuseum spring/summer 2019, and at Randers Kunstmuseum winter 2020.

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Bookdesign & Art Direction by Nina Ansten
Bookdesign & Art Direction by Nina Ansten
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Bookdesign & Art Direction by Nina Ansten
Bookdesign & Art Direction by Nina Ansten
Contemporary Chaos banners
Bookdesign & Art Direction by Nina Ansten
Bookdesign & Art Direction by Nina Ansten
Contemporary Chaos banners
Bookdesign & Art Direction by Nina Ansten
Bookdesign & Art Direction by Nina Ansten
Contemporary Chaos banners
Bookdesign & Art Direction by Nina Ansten
Bookdesign & Art Direction by Nina Ansten
Contemporary Chaos banners
Bookdesign & Art Direction by Nina Ansten
Bookdesign & Art Direction by Nina Ansten
Contemporary Chaos banners
Bookdesign & Art Direction by Nina Ansten
Bookdesign & Art Direction by Nina Ansten