Domus redesign – cover + wrapping principle
April 2008 - design by onlab
Creative Direction and Concept: Nicolas Bourquin & Sven Ehmann; Graphic Design: Nicolas Bourquin, Linda Hintz, Thibaud Tissot; Graphic Design Assistance: Marie-Louise Greb, Yvonne Schneider; Type Design: Mika Mischler; Coordination Assistance: Renu Gautam
Publisher: Editoriale Domus, Milan, Italy
The cover is still more intimately constructed with its "outer" cover, because the overlapping of their two images produces a third.
The image vanishes, however, with act of unwrapping the magazine, with the removal and disposal of its outer cover.
As a rule, the cover picture corresponds to a statement. In general it is what best describes the vision behind the choices within the magazine. In this way the image that comes across loud and clear is shaded into a multilayered story. What appears well defined turns out to be only a fragment of another image: a part, albeit important, which shows however that it possesses no univocal meaning. It is only a fragment of a statement with different points of view, that doubles and multiplies to become part of a confused, enigmatic image, charged with mystery and the unspoken.
In a sense, the cover likewise interprets this aspiration to pass from structure to flow: from a fixed, clear and defined image to a more iridescent, changeable one that is open to interpretation.
Dark-ground-covers series, from April 2008 till March 2009
Portrait series, beginning with April 2009