Zak Group, a London-based graphic design studio, has been already featured in Thisispaper with its splendid volume titled In a Dream You Saw a Way to Survive…This time we introduce their last year’s publication celebrating the tenth anniversary of the Hessel Museum of Art.
The team of Zak Group was commissioned by the Hessel Museum of Art to design a catalogue for a major exhibition of works from the Marieluise Hessel Collection. The print, titled Invisible Adversaries, edited by Lauren Cornell and Tom Eccles is assembled around the output of radical Austrian artist, Valie Export and her movie.
As the designers explain: „Scenes from the film appear throughout the publication and intersect with works from the exhibition, essays by nine influential writers and original interviews. Four sections of film stills printed as black and white halftones on smoke-coloured paper describe the film’s hostile themes that eventually infiltrate the mind of the protagonist.” In contrast to monochrome reproductions, some color pictures displaying works of over 50 contemporary artists are set in order to their appearance within the exhibition.
The whole rich content was finely closed into Swiss-bound cover with the screen printed Anne Collier’s surreal image on it, exposing nude female figure walking into the sea.