WEACING FABRICS FOR SUITS

Client: Franz Shmidt
Studio: Research & Development
Sector: Fashion
Location: Stockholm SE
Date: 2015
Medium: Print

Book design and photographic art direction for Franz Schmidt 'Weaving Fabrics for Suits', developed within the Norwegian Artistic Research Programme at the department of Art and Craft at the Oslo National Academy of the Arts. The catalogue is published as part of both the exhibition with the same title at Oslo Kunstforening March 13 — April 19, 2015.

Franz Schmidt's research focus was reviving and re-purposing forgotten weaving techniques from Norwegian fabric manufacturing. This resulted in many field trips visiting abandoned factories, and collecting an archive of objects and process journals with which to inspire his own designs. We decided to organise this information visually, via arranging the objects by colour in one long line, and photographed them from above in a continuous stream. After which they were layed out full-bleed across the pages of the book, interspersed with written reflections on the development of the project.

Franz Schmidt Publication. Print. 2015.

Franz Schmidt Publication. Print. 2015.

Franz Schmidt Publication. Print. 2015.

Franz Schmidt Publication. Print. 2015.

Franz Schmidt Publication. Print. 2015.

Franz Schmidt Publication. Print. 2015.

Franz Schmidt Publication Cover. Print. 2015.