LIBRO ANOMALO N.2
Limited Edition of 40
Concept & Art Direction:
Alberonero & Paola Pompili (She.Lab)
Graphic design & Bookbinding:
Paola Pompili (She.Lab)
Slipcase: 17,5 x 17,5 x 5,5 cm
Book: 17 x 17 x 4 cm
Booklet: 17 x 17 x 1 cm
LIBRI ANOMALI (Anomalist Books) is a project created by the art laboratory Varsi Lab in cooperation with the designer Paola Pompili (SHE.LAB). The two have been working together since 2013, producing Varsi Editions art catalogs.
LIBRI ANOMALI is the natural evolution of these editions and is an experimental project dedicated to publishing art books different from traditional books. Anomalist is in fact the most suitable adjective for these unusual and unconventional volumes dedicated to the fans of the genre.
LIBRI ANOMALI are small limited editions manufactured inside the printing workshop, bound by hand, and produced in collaboration with various renowned national and international artists.
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The title “Miacromia” is also the name of a larger project that includes four unique works and a series of ten screenprints. The artist describes it as follows:
“It was important for me to create an invented word that carried the idea of playing with color. Miacromia is a short story about how color appears to our eyes.”
The second “Libro Anomalo” is in a limited edition of 40 copies, 10 pages each, all embedded with a transparent screen-printed film of different color gradients and intensity, whose superimposition is meant to create color games that stimulate our visual perception.
“Through intervals of hue, brightness, and saturation, invisible colors are revealed, stimulating the sensitivity of our sight. White is the space to look at where perception takes shape.”
The thickness of the paper and the invisible binding offer a double identity to each piece.
As a book, it allows for a horizontal reading that page after page marks the beginning and the end of a chromatic story, which plays with the addition and subtraction of shades of colors.
As a 360-degree sculpture, it allows being observed and investigated from other perspectives. Here the book disappears, the narration is interrupted and time stops; there is no more beginning nor end, and colors float into a white space.
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Text Editing and Translation:
Favini Sumo white / Favini Drawing N/R white
Fedrigoni Golden Star K / Fedrigoni Old Mill white
Each gradient has been screen printed on transparent film.
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