Runes

Paleo-graphic Studies.
September 30 / October 30, 2016

Grems took up a carte blanche invitation to make unrestricted use of the Zirkumflex space and culminating in a mural and a limited edition of printed illustrations.

Runes Posters

Paleo-graphic Posters.

The Runes by Grems is the result of the collaboration between Zirkumflex and Grems in september 2016. This collection consists of four original limited duotone illustrations riso-printed in 50 copies and signed by the artist.

Poster 2 / Riso-print duotone on Paper Munken Print white 150 gr/m2. Illustration by Grems
Poster 1 / Riso-print duotone on Paper Munken Print white 150 gr/m2. Illustration by Grems
Poster 3 / Riso-print duotone on Paper Munken Print white 150 gr/m2. Illustration by Grems

Il Nodo di Livorno

The Knot of Leghorn.

Il Nodo di Livorno is an exhibition catalog designed as a part of the homonymous exhibition by Jean-Luc Moulène and curated by Michel Blancsubé, September 10-October 31, 2016, Livorno, Italy.

Why Here ? / Practically Pinnacle

Interlaced booklets.

The publications Why here? and Practically Pinnacle document installations by Maria Thereza Alves and Jimmie Durham made in Livorno (Italy).

Pratically Pinnacle, Jimmie Duhram

SchönerHeit

Song of Songs in pictures.

The catalogue of the photography exhibition by Julia Krahn portrays the beauty of people with disabilities in a new light through an artistic lens and questions conventional ideals of beauty.

Club Milano

Italian flair illustrated!

Club Milano is a bi-monthly free press magazine about lifestyle, fashion and design that tells stories of the city of Milan, Italy.

Cédric Virassamy illustrates an opinion piece since 2013 until now.

Club Milano Nr.32 March - April 2015
Club Milano Nr.25 March - April. 2015
Club Milano Nr.30 Jan.-Fev. 2016

Kunstverein Milano

Kunstverein Milano is an experimental platform for exhibitions, research and production of contemporary visual art, founded in 2010 by Katia Anguelova, Alessandra Poggianti and Andrea Wiarda.

Collaboration since 2010 till now.

Magazine templates for Flipboard

The beauty and ease of print on digital devices.

Flipboard is a social-network aggregation, magazine-format application software for mobile devices.

Custom branded layouts are specifically designed for Flipboard Partners to make their content looks beautiful and legible like a printed magazine. Magazine lovers can take advantage of a real editorial design experience on tablets.

Since 2011 till now.

Problemas del Momento en Nueve Estudios Breves

Second volume of Word+Moist Press written in 1896 by Albert Kimsey Owen

Juan Pablo Macías has been bringing back from oblivion various writings and facts relating to anarchism. Problemas del Momento en Nueve Estudios Breves, his Spanish rendering of Albert Kimsey Owen’s Problems of the Hour in Nine Brief Studies, published in 1896. Late in the 19th century Owen founded a socialist colony in the town of Topolobampo, situated on the Pacific in western Mexico, not far from Los Mochis.

2014

Tiempo Muerto

Dead time is like a movement in repose, rich in virtualities *

Tiempo Muerto (Dead Time) is an editorial project by Juan Pablo Macías made in collaboration with Zirkumflex.

This editorial activity is accompanied by diverse outputs in the form of art works, like documented situations, performances, installations, etc. The design takes inspiration from both traditional and venerable prints as XIX centurury publishing, early XX century newspaper or 70’ punk fanzines.

The Anarchist Doctrine Accessible to All

First volume of Word+Moist Press written in 1925 by José Oiticica – philologist, poet, anarchist.

2014

Il Franco Cacciatore

A contemplative gathering where time transforms into a visual score.

Federico Cavallini collects leaves from a single tree since 2008.

Rue de Plaisance

Parisian music label aims at state-of-the-art design and keeping alive vinyl existence.

Setup in 2011 by Varoslav, the project brings together friends involved in art and music to promote electronic music, modestly trying to keep alive vinyl’s existence. As a complete art project, the label aims to present graphics and music matching label’s mood.

Collaboration since 2011 till now.

Taking Position: Identity Questioning

An open research platform that critically reflected on the Armenian and Italian contemporary art scenes.

By curators Aria Spinelli & Susanna Gyulamiryan For FARE

May 2013

Taking Positions: Identity Questioning is an artistic research project on the social functionality of practice and the construction of subjective cultural identities.

Institut Français Deutschland

All about french culture in Deutschland

The Institut Français is a French public organization for promoting French culture in Germany through artistic exchanges – performing arts, visual arts, architecture, diffusion of French books, film, technology and ideas.

Leaflet for the Patronage campaign of the Institut francais in Deutschland.

Die Taube

Numinous posters in show.

Die Taube is a series of four different silkscreens printed on an offset picture. A white, dove look-alike pigeon, is been beaten and covered in layers of red ink, step by step.
by Julia Krahn

Edition "Die Taube", edition of 20, 59cm x 75cm
Edition “Die Taube”, Step 00, Step 01, Step 02, Step 04 © Julia Krahn 2013

Word Magazine

A picture is worth a thousand words

THE WORD MAGAZINE is Belgium’s leading English-speaking free media platform, documenting and championing the best in neighbourhood living, music and art. Published every two months, the magazine is distributed in over 500 distribution points across the country.

Cédric Virassamy has illustrated articles since 2011 till 2013.

Perspektivwechsel

The publication Perspektivwechsel (Change of perspective in German) results from a photo workshop held by social organization “Pinel” in Berlin (Germany).

Handlungsbereitschaft

Willingness to act: sketch a generation to the end of the story.

The exhibition catalogue is composed of works and positions of young artists and maps a psychogram of today’s 20 and 30-year-olds.

Contrastingly, the fourth installment in the series results not from a kaleidoscopic perspective on this generation in its characteristically variable manifestation: but rather isolates – rooted in a concrete artistic position – a social problem through its ‘aesthestic opening’.

Produced by Bublitz

The Caspian Depression. And a one straw revolution

A book as an exorcism of the spirit of catastrophe.
By Michelangelo Consani

The monograph The Caspian Depression. And a one straw revolution grew out of the solo exhibition Ancora ancora la nave in porto at the CAMeC pianozero in La Spezia, and intends to bring together Michelangelo Consani’s three solo exhibitions held in the first half of 2011. The intention of this publication is to give visibility to the research on the global economic downturn, that Michelangelo Consani has been pursuing for several years.

2012

Servomuto x Virassamy

A special collection of handmade lampshades.

A collaboration between Servomuto’s designers and the illustrator Virassamy.*

I'm on your side

A printed conversations on the introduction of a node into the cultural landscape of Milan (Italy)

An editorial project by Heman Chong and Kunstverein (Milano). Alongside the three essays and an introduction by Chong, three subjective visual selections “a floating world of images” are published. The images are taken from God Bless Diana, a series of over 500 photographs Chong produced between 2000-2004.

Bookmark

Exhibitions and events about publishing

In a digital world, publishing becomes a playground and an experimentation field for artists and designers. Through a series of thematic chapters, Bookmark explores and questions the vast art publishing landscape, always exploring new points of view and different angles.

BotoxCloud Edition

Make a cut-and-fold BotoxCloud yourself. If you can.

Designed like a 3-dimensional jigsaw puzzle, the print has been presented in conjunction with the gallery exhibit. The BotoxCloud edition is made of 2 abstract paper models which can be constructed individually or combined in various connections, both large and small, capturing and reflecting light like clouds.

En Piste !

Off you go! The circus world meets contemporary art in an exhibition catalog shape.

En piste ! (from French: “Get Started!”) is an exhibition catalog designed as a part of a group exhibition curated by Judith Quentel in the Domaine Départemental de Chamarande and commissioned by the Conseil Régional de l’Essone (France).

En Piste! poster

Degni di Nota

Design in Italy in critical times.

Curated by Gianmaria Sforza with Ali Fillipini
1 June – 18 July, 2011
www.degnidinota.eu

Degni di Nota [1] as the first step of the Degni di nota touring project.

The project stems from a desire to know about the history of an object through the voice of those who conceived it, and trying to figure out and understand something of the design and of Italy today.

Stories & objects designed by:
Alfonso Cantafora, Esploratori dello Spazio, esterni with Jair Straschnow & Wouter Nieuwendjik], Francesco Faccin, Sonia Pedrazzini, Servomuto

Degni di nota. Design in Italy in critical times. Exhibition view. ©Laura Gianetti.
Exhibition view. © Laura Gianetti.
PANCA CIRCOLARE by esterni in collaboration with Patrick Hubmann. © Laura Gianetti.

Il Buon Vicino

Magazine on Art, Territory and Politics

Il Buon Vicino (The Good Neighbour) is a publishing project that focusing on what passes through the local territory activates art practices as tools for analysis and knowledge of what the present societal forms. Il Buon Vicino was born from the homonymous art project, in the summer of 2011, which involved six artists from different geographical locations.

Supplements Facts

A series of hand/drawn vinyl cover of most upcoming musicians from French scene.

Yakine, "Maissade", Vinyl, 12", EP, 2009

Taste Statement

Taste Statement is an installation by Benoit Ménard. It is an anamorphosis obtained by spreading rat poison on the floor. By referring to mandalas or advertising logos painted on the grass of playing fields, the artist is out to compare the viewer with the Memento Mori.

Broka Billy

Broka billy is a book, Broka Billy is an album, Broka Billy is the new release of Grems. 17 tracks and 17 chapters wherein broken beat music meets the wild world of Grems. We had the pleasure of designing the editorial product.

Ja, Ich Will! Cards

Holy cards to keep away doubts and fears.

by Julia Krahn
A complement to the installation that took place in Zirkumflex, the edition “JA, ICH WILL!” is a collection of nine small cards inspired by holy cards.

Art Collage x Virassamy

Every year the spanish brand Skunkfunk invites an artist to produce a serie of t-shirts for his special collection Art Collage.

Souvenir edition

Souvenir edition by Fanny Garcia & Jack Usine (GUsto) brings to light the basis and creative processes of Cnocession project exhibited in Zirkumflex’s space, May 22 to June 19 2010.
It consists in a collection of letters extracted from headstones and memorial brasses from the cemetery of Castillon-la-Bataille (France).

Lebenswurst

Sausage life, a piece of life in drawings.

by Virassamy with Skunkfunk
8 July – 14 August 2010

Lebenswurst is a compendium of drawings by Virassamy. The title of the exhibition, is the contraction of two words: ‘Leben’, which means ‘life’, and ‘Wurst’, which means “sausage” in german.

Ja, Ich Will!

installation view Ja,Ich Will!, Herz Dein, 2010 (left), Herz Mein, 2010 (right) Julia Krahn. Photo: Laura Gianetti.

Cnocession

From funeral typography to a rebirth of initials.

Cnocession is a project presenting a sample of funeral typography from a French cemetery. A project by Fanny Garcia & Jack Usine (GUsto) combines typography and photography. It is a creation of an abecedarium made of letters handpicked from headstones and memorial brasses in the cemetery of Castillon-la-Bataille.

The result is a patchwork of graphic shapes, gravestone architectures and floral wreaths and decorations, exposing local habits and knowledge. ‘Cnocession’ depicts the relationship between people and remembrance, giving birth to a collection of the venerable component of classical publishing: the initial.

Reditus ad Futurum

Twelve perforated graphic stories.
by Benoit Ménard

Reditus ad Futurum is an editorial project published by the artist-in-residence program Pollen in collaboration with Zirkumflex. Inspired by LSD blotter paper; made up of twelve printed and perforated sheets of papers within a folder.

Be a Beast

by Virassamy for Som Tee

Limited edition of hand screen-printed t-shirts for Som Tee.
Illustrations by French artist – Virassamy.