October 1, 2009 in Print Design
A matchbox is the place / the receptacle for the book where takes place a story, folded in accordion (Leporello).
This new way of inscription, which was thought and created by Richard Meier finds here a new public. The various collections are co-directed and widened by Sophie Meier / Cosyworks in Pau. Today the collection presents 64 book boxes and artists.
they are, as in the Antic Greece, like some Circumstances poems, adapted to various situations. “When you look at it, it‘s an object that can be left on a table, and it looks like haïkus“, those little japanese poems.“ There may be a hundred before the end of the year.
Sophie Meier invites artist from the young creation: designers, photographers, graphic designers, stylists… and is always looking for young talents.
“I really like to discover the works of the artists. It‘s always a surprise to see what they can imagine for that little matchbox space. It‘s not that easy to work with this size, and it‘s often new for them. I also love that Leporello size. Discovering the works in an accordion way is
also a surprise.“
The Matchboox have been introduced during various exhibition in Bordeaux / France, Nimes, Amsterdam, Paris, Metz (Petit Pompidou)
The collection presents various artists such as :
Bernard Heidseick, Patrick Loste, Georges Ayats, Mario Chichorro, Hubert Lucot, Claude
Marie Jumelin, Monsieur Qui, Dod, Nina Juan Klein, Pawel Fabjanski, Zevs, Estelle Séré…