Shonky: The Aesthetics of Awkwardness（Book）
shonky (ˈʃɒŋkɪ ): 1. of dubious integrity or legality; 2. unreliable; unsound (Collins English Dictionary).
Catalogue to accompany group exhibition curated by artist John Walter, winner of Hayward Touring’s 2017 Curatorial Open. All texts in the book are typeset centred, in fourteen different parametrically created typefaces of challenging legibility. Spacing, line length and line spacing have been carefully considered to allow allow the whole to read, stressing the role of macro typography. The catalogue is printed in full colour using fluorescent inks. Every page is overlaid with a letter fragment printed in spot gloss varnish. The flat printing sheets of the book spell out the word ‘Shonky’ in that spot varnish, and were used in the exhibition design.