Curador Vol. II — US
CONCEPT & ART DIRECTION: Naranjo-Etxeberria
GRAPHIC DESIGN: Naranjo-Etxeberria
CONTRIBUTORS: Iñaki Domingo, José Cendón, Genín Andrada, Carlos Sanva, Arrieta–Vázquez, David Jiménez, Luis Díaz Díaz, Cristina de Middel, Isidoro Vlacárcel Medina, Karol Hordziej, Alejandro Marote, Miguel Rosón, Ramón Reverte, Nicolás Combarro, Cristina Anglada, Itetezeta, Raúl Díaz Reyes, Martin Kollár, Rut Panuse, Ding Musa and Lisa Fairstein.
CREATIVE DIRECTION IN PRODUCTION: Naranjo-Etxeberria
PHOTOGRAPHY: Manu Ridocci
Curador was born with the idea of exporting an art gallery to publishing means, giving artists a space to explain their work whilst exploring new artistic forms and curate works by other artists.
Each number of the magazine is curated by a chosen artist, who is responsible for creating the content of the issue. In the first volume, multidisciplinary artist Ernesto Artillo was to curate. For the second issue, we invited conceptual artist Iñaki Domingo, who titled volume 2 ‘Us’.
AN EXHIBITION INSIDE A MAGAZINE
The art direction of the magazine is based on art galleries and museums, presenting content in a very clean and organised way. As a result of this, the approach is minimal, reminiscent of the display systems of galleries.
A CHANGE, NOT IN DESIGN BUT IN MATERIALS
With the first issue, we realised that in order to offer a better fit with our point of sale, be it museums, galleries or concept stores, we had to create a better quality magazine. We decided to take a more aesthetic approach with the second issue.
RECOVERING THE GOLDEN RATIO
For this issue we recovered the Golden Ratio, like in art, books have their own golden ratio. That defines the most important space within a book.
We also created a palindrome book which can be read either way, with the cover and back cover having equal importance.