s/f presents Five Prints by Radim Peško, printed as editions of 13 in phosphorescent ink. Word sequences are set in the typeface Boymans designed in 2003 as part of the identity developed by Mevis & Van Deursen for the Boijmans van Beuningen Museum in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. The typeface is loosely based on Lance Wyman’s multi-layered identity design for the 1968 Mexico City Olympics. In Wymans font, the repeated outlines of the individual characters referred to motifs in Mexican folk art, transformed and used for the Boijmans typeface they are a metaphor for the museums new wrap-around building and the curatorial structures expressed by this architecture . Designed by Peško in ten weights, each font consists of three versions: single, double and triple lines. When combined, layered or coloured the typeface generates endless variations.
1] Angus Hyland and Emily King, Visual Identity and Branding for the Arts (London: Laurence King Publishing, 2006), 113.
Preview: Thursday 17 December, 9–11 pm
split/fountain, New Zealand