Zak Group was commissioned to design the catalogue for the exhibition trilogy Speculations on Anonymous Materials (2013), nature after nature (2014) and Inhuman (2015) curated by Susanne Pfeffer at the Fridericianum in Kassel. Referred to as the institution’s turn towards post-humanist thinking, the exhibitions demonstrate how current artistic practices shift theoretical lines separating the natural from the artificial.
On the cover the three exhibition titles are typeset against layered metallic background colours. Through a special printing technique the bronze, silver and metallic blue inks bleed into the essays, giving each section an uncanny feel that plays on the sterile and polished character of digital screens. Internal dividers featuring full bleed images act as covers for each of the exhibitions. A specially commissioned series of artwork images, rendered in the neutral style of product photography, accompany essays that expand upon theoretical underpinnings of the physical works.