Some Book. Graphic Expressions between Design and Art
Lars Müller, Zürich, 2013
Art or design, designer or artist: why be constrained by categories? Some Magazine from Burg Giebichenstein University of Art and Design in Halle tells of the intersection between these two fields. After running for three years, its editorial team under the guidance of Sven Völker has focused on the potential of visual forms of expression for the publication Some Book. Next to large format drawing machines by Eske Rex, it presents experimental carpet designs by Jürgen Dahlmanns and engages with early conceptual artworks by Lawrence Weiner. A selection of text contributions by Magne Furuholmen, Liam Gillick, Eugen Gomringer, Ellen Lupton, László Moholy-Nagy, Michael Schirner, Sven Völker and Beat Wyss give an overview over the discovery of the artist as a social figure in the 13th century up to his manifold entanglements with popular culture in the present. The book points to the varied and exciting perspectives for designers today.