Domus 924 – Cover
April 2009 - design by onlab
Creative Direction and Concept: Nicolas Bourquin & Sven Ehmann; Graphic Design: Nicolas Bourquin, Christoph Gabriel
Publisher: Editoriale Domus, Milan, Italy
After one year of dark-ground-covers, the new series begins with the face of an Indian miner protecting himelf from harsh working conditions.
For each new issue we will develop our own position that will then be expressed and transformed in the cover image.
Wrapping - "the words beats the image"
More can be done with less
Cover Story, issue 924, Stefano Casciani
"To simplify, though, doesn't mean to impoverish. And so, once again, the sum of two images - the printed cellophane and the cover photograph - creat a sort of allegory, or riddle. (...) The face of an Indian miner protecting himelf from harsh working conditions with wretched bits of cloth, almost rags, says something perhaps about thousand, proteiform mutations of costume, alias clothing, alias fashion, which in this issue (and the next) are reported and analysed together with the necessary transformations which the design system should or could undergo in this time of crisis."
Photo © Nicolas Bourquin, 2008
Worker, Hindoli, Rajasthan, India, 2008