MEANING OF THE EARTH
GILBERT & GEORGE // THE GILBERT & GEORGE CENTRE // HURTWOOD PRESS
I designed The Meaning of the Earth to reflect the anarchic nature of Gilbert and George’s practice. Their works are pulled through the body of the text with energy and rhythm, creating a visual map to accompany Wolf Jahn’s expressive text. Only Gilbert and George’s works are allowed to sit large across the pages – all other works and comparative images are deliberately shrunk down and thrown into the margins – reflecting the importance of the unique system of meaning they have wrought within their practice. The overarching design explores to encompass an artist's practice in the pages of a book rather than simply recording a series of works.
There is no part of this design that isn't considered, from the edge printing to the typography every element is intended to bring you further into the epic and sprawling world created by these behemoths of British art.
Artist: Gilbert & George
Author: Wolf Jahn
Design: BIllie Temple
Design Assistance: Jenna Burwell
Published by Hurtwood Press