A catalogue of Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian’s mirror works. After its current display at Fundação de Serralves in Porto (October 2014 – January 2015), the show will travel to the Guggenheim Museum in NYC.
A mirror’s appearance changes whenever you shift position, but having the book bound in mirror foil would have been a little bit on the nose. Thank goodness printing already has a marvellous method for aleatory colour shifts, and that is totally specific to printing: split fountain!
And like the split fountain dust jacket, Stefan Ellmer’s Mercantile typeface gives us a good feeling for the self-made nature of Monir, her can-do attitude and gritty perseverance.