Book design

Diana Al-Hadid: Phantom Limb

Catalogue for Syrian-American artist Diana Al-Hadid’s solo exhibition, Phantom Limb. Published by Skira.

The sense of materiality and process of Diana Al-Hadid’s artworks were key considerations in the design of this English and Arabic bilingual publication. The textured paper within contrasts with the glossy sheen of the book’s outer cover. The various essay texts are set in Courier Prime, a typeface evoking typewriters and the physicality of metal type striking the page. Subtleties of colour in Al-Hadid’s sculptures are referenced in the cyan captions and page titles.

The book’s layout is spacious, giving the images of the artworks room to breathe, giving the reader a sense of their scale.

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