Exhibition Catalogue

jupiterboy's picture

I'm fortunate to have a nice exhibition calalogue project in 2005, which gives me time to research type. The artist is female, from the Netherlands. She works in video and photography, and often shoots young people in the awkward stages between childhood and adulthood.

Every book of her work to date has taken a very similar approach. I'm finding it difficult to narrow my choices, and would appreciate any input from this excellent community as to type that might be appropriate. The text will be relatively short.

as8's picture

Post a picture of her and one of her works.

jupiterboy's picture

As requested;

artist

image

I am keeping some discretion in this instance as issues surrounding exhibitions often change.

as8's picture

I'd say "help yourself that the sky helps you."
What about Georg Trump's Trump Mediaeval.

jupiterboy's picture

A previous book featuring this artist's work made use of Fred Smeijers' FF Quadraat.

Gerrit Noordzij's Ruse seems like a candidate, but I don't see the artist's country of origin as the primary factor. Thematically, the works seems international, and Ruse is beyond the budget.

Thanks for the suggestion.

addison's picture

For some reason Delicato comes to mind for this. Delicato is a text font and has all the necessary features, but its quirkiness makes me think of a text type going through puberty. It's not clumsy, but some of the elements just stick out... Something like that.

-Addison

jupiterboy's picture

I believe it was the 2001 Shiraz that was a real bargain.

addison's picture

I prefer a good scotch roman, myself...

as8's picture

Cool site, must be good the whisky as well.
I like Chivas Regal (http://www.chivas.com/)
but there are better in the wine shop.
AS

jupiterboy's picture

And so goes my first post in the drunk-o-phile forum.

I'm still working on the "help yourself that the sky helps you" quote. Maybe another drink would help.

addison's picture

OK, seriously, take a look at Underware. I think either Dolly or Sauna (or a combination of the two) might be appropriate as well.

I'm afraid to see what someone pulls out of those font names...

-Addison

as8's picture

AH AH!
Maybe a grappa specimen might be of help.
http://www.ricksteves.com/news/0303/grappa.htm
I love dolly typeface, great one.
Don't be afraid ;-)
AS

Chris Rugen's picture

If you want something that really looks awkward, try Gills Sans Ultra Bold. This face always reminds me of mis-inflated baloons.

I'm kind of kidding. I actually agree with the Underware suggestions.

dezcom's picture

Alessandro,
I believe your short-lived post of the "font" Sauna may have been too cheeky for "display" It was well formed however, particularly at the baseline. The steamy quality made it look like a hot metal specimen.
:-)

as8's picture

Cool like a penguin, Mr. Chris Lozos!
Yes, grazie, I love puu-sauna. "Puu" means "wood" in Finnish.
It is a pity that those typefaces have short-lives,
I will make a delicate revival ASAP.

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