A Floating World
Fundació "la Caixa"
The catalogue for A Floating World, an exhibition held at CaixaForum in Barcelona, is an integral part of the coordinated graphic design project for the show. The typography and the way it’s used, the use of colours, and the transparent pages all reflect the overall concept: the pursuit of volatility or lightness. Just as the distinct sections of the exhibition were separated by translucent methacrylate panels in different colours, transparent tracing paper in various colours is used in the catalogue to create ‘floating words’. In designing the general page composition, we imagined a floating/horizon line at the top margin exerting a ‘magnetic’ pull on all the elements in the catalogue. The photos, texts, and title typography all recreate the sense of being drawn to this floating line, generating a disordered order in the catalogue as a whole.