MALAGA （Book, Poster, T-shirts）
Art and craft, design and concept, unite in Malaga, a collaboration and conversation between artist Liam Gillick and graphic designers, M/M, Paris. There’s really no reason to separate these worlds, according to the authors of this new project.
Gillick is known for his critique of modernist languages, ranging from twentieth century design icons to the work of artists such as Donald Judd. And M/M, Paris, invent images for recording artists, fashion designers, museums, and other clients interested in cultural branding. Liam is interested in design, and Michael and Matthias, of M/M, are interested in art. Who’s to stop them?
In Malaga, pithy phrases that are the titles of various Gillick works, have been designed in the manner of record covers by M/M. Gillick’s language pieces, poetry made concrete, are translated graphically, as ‘cover versions’.
The book is printed in letterpress and multiple silkscreens, in groups of seventeen folders, on gray cardboard and watermarked security paper. The cover is in green linen, also bearing a color image, and varnished in a high gloss. This, in turn, has been encased in a box specially designed by Gillick, to allow the color image to peep through. i from the Press release.