Realism Materialism Art
As part of our continued work with the Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College, we designed a new reader that serves as a primer on the philosophical notion “speculative realism” as it expands into artistic, cultural, theoretical and scientific thinking and practice. The result, titled Realism Materialism Art (RMA), features 35 essays with a typographic treatment that draws inspiration from the economic design of scientific journals where textual content is prioritised. Contrasting the density of text are design details such as generous outer margins, blank pages between sections and illustrative image sections. An Otabind spine allows the volume to naturally open flat while the cover jacket is glued to the spine.