EVERYTHING EXPANDING ENDLESSLY I
LIBRO ANOMALO N.4
Produced by Varsi Art&Lab
Concept and Art Direction: 2501, Paola Pompili
Graphic Design and Bookbinding: She.Lab Studio
Marble base design: Base/34
Marble base production: Alfaterna Marmi
Screen Printing: 56Fili
Each book in this series of 10 copies is unique and entirely handmade.
Book: 13 x 22 cm
Box: 22,5 x 31 x 5 cm
Marble base: ∅ 10 cm
Libri Anomali (Anomalist Books) is an editorial project created in Varsi Art&Lab’s art spaces by designer and bookbinder Paola Pompili (She.Lab). Libri Anomali produces small limited editions of unconventional art books, each entirely bound by hand, inside the lab and in collaboration with various contemporary artists.
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With the art book “Everything Expanding Endlessly”, designer Paola Pompili (She.Lab) and the artist 2501 investigate the infinite possibilities of a particular binding process called the “Flag Book”, conceived by Hedi Kyle, in which structural variations enhance 2501’s graphic work. The entire box set is handmade by She.Lab using hand-printed and hand-painted boards by the artist.
2501’s graphic research starts from the different forms that the book can take, and includes both Indian ink drawings and monotype prints. The paper used to cover the boxes is hand painted and then screen printed by 56Fili. The marble base, designed by Base/34 and created by Alfaterna Marmi, allows the book to open in two different positions, each of which gives it a specific shape and a different perspective view of the contents.
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