Alberto Giacometti 1901–1966

Royal Academy of Arts

1996   |  300 × 244mm   |  192pp


Walking the tightrope between nuance and pastiche. It is the job of the designer to take text and image and to present them in a form that is sympathetic to the subject matter. Through the careful choice of layout, typeface and, occasionally, ornament, we aim to allude to the period under discussion without resorting to pastiche. The display face used in this catalogue – Michael Harvey's Mezz, suitably attenuated and with something of the Continental '50s about it – comes close to parody, but, I think, stays on just the right side of it.