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Keiichi Tanaami, Tokyo

STUDIOLO, Fredi Fischli, Niels Olsen, Zürich

Teo Schifferli, Zürich

DZA Druckerei zu Altenburg, Altenburg

Edition Patrick Frey, Zürich


A large-format catalogue with a softcover and glossy paper presents some 40 wood-carved and colourfully painted sculptures made by the Japanese Pop artist Keiichi Tanaami between 1977 and 1993. Each double-page spread features two objective photographs of one sculpture against a white background, placed in a repetitive layout either side by side or one above the other. The page backgrounds are in varying, expressive colours and function as monochrome picture frames for the photos. On the cover, these ‘frames' are all placed one inside the other in decreasing sizes, creating a visual table of contents. Although the coloured pages are practically a theme unto themselves, they remain functional, as they provide the sculptures support and subtly reference the colours to be found within them. The limited typography in the appendix is simple and makes a strong impression. Overall, the design seems a bit trendy but is appropriate for the work.


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