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Éphémère

This project consists of a minimalistic catalogue of collages that revolves around the theme of ephemerality. The idea was to use something temporary to generate something permanent, while simultaneously exploring methods of generating abstract visuals.

Kailyn Cloutier

Publication Design

All the shapes used in the collages populating this catalogue were generated by dropping ink into a receptacle of water. The latter process was filmed, and stills from the footage were then image-traced to extract the abstract shapes. This created the basis for the project.

The book was designed to be very minimal so that the main focus would remain the collages. Throughout the pages, large type is juxtaposed with very small type to create contrast, and a system of symbols in the running head was devised to signal which chapter the reader is viewing.