Appreciated by our team, the Swiss design duo — Larissa Kasper and Rosario Florio — standing behind the moniker of Kasper Florio, created another exquisite project, that proves their deep understanding of quality-conscious design.
We are delighted to present our readers their publication Prix Meret Oppenheim 2017. Prix Meret Oppenheim is a Swiss Grand Award given to individuals that have contributed to the study and influence of contemporary Swiss arts and architecture. Although, Kasper Florio is know for their crisp typography, the cover of the Prix Meret Oppenheim 2017 surprises with three awardees looking back at you — artist Daniela Keiser, architect Peter Märkli, and author and curator Philip Ursprung.
”Before we start a conversation or introduce ourselves to each other, we usually seek eye contact with the person in front of us. A first impression can be determined by this one fleeting moment while handing over the conversational baton,” with this though in mind, they decided to renounce any use of typography on the cover. The publication consists of 198 pages. To encourage the viewer into slowed-down browsing in the beginning, the thin, smooth paper was used. Each laureate has its own 32-paged picture section, documented by artist Katalin Deér."Eventually a comprehensive interview is opening the conversation. Marked by a different paper with a heavier and rougher feel, these text parts separate the three awardee sections. This project has been realized in collaboration with Samuel Bänziger and Katalin Deér,” added the designers.