Deep Vision
Catalogue for the exhibition of Elia Cantori
at Spazio Leonardo’s Gallery, Milano.
Deep Vision
Catalogue for the exhibition of Elia Cantori at Spazio Leonardo’s Gallery, Milano.
elia cantori deep vision
Deep Vision
Catalogue, 23.5×16.5 cm
32 pages

2019 © Nicola-Matteo Munari
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The cover title is hot stamped in silver foil in order to evoke the material of which the artworks are made.

Ph. © Nicola-Matteo Munari
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Ph. © Nicola-Matteo Munari
griglia tipografica modulare
The typographic grid system with a double texture that has been designed for the catalogue published by Spazio Leonardo.

2019 © Nicola-Matteo Munari
The exhibition

The exhibition Deep Vision has been dedicated to three artworks by Italian artist Elia Cantori elaborating the idea of casting, the concept of copy, and the reproduction of a matrix.

The artworks of Cantori are the outcome of an authentic experimentation with the materials used by the artist and they also reveal the deep intellectual sensibility of the artist, that is expressed through an elegant and restrained aesthetic.

The catalogue is the fifth among those designed since 2018 for the exhibitions curated by UNA for Milan’s Spazio Leonardo.
elia cantori deep vision
2019 © Nicola-Matteo Munari
elia cantori deep vision
2019 © Nicola-Matteo Munari
elia cantori deep vision
2019 © Nicola-Matteo Munari
elia cantori deep vision
2019 © Nicola-Matteo Munari
The layout

The layout has been entirely structured on a typographic grid system made of 55 modules allowing to rationalise the size of the elements and also defining a visual rhythm that characterises the entire booklet.

Although the rigorousness of the grid, the pages appear to be extremely fresh, luminous, and simply elegant. Also the sequence of the pages has been carefully studied so that browsing the catalogue is possible to perceive a clear visual development.

The few, selected images printed in the catalogue have been carefully chosen, cut, and placed within the pages in order to enhance the photographic frames, the artworks, and the exhibition space itself.
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Ph. © Nicola-Matteo Munari
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Ph. © Nicola-Matteo Munari
 The artworks of Cantori represent
a visual challenge for the viewer.
The eye of the beholder is invited
to observe more carefully and
stimulated to ask questions about the process that generated them.
From the foreword
 The artworks of Cantori represent a visual challenge for the viewer. The eye of the beholder is invited to observe more carefully and stimulated to ask questions about the process that generated them.
From the foreword
elia cantori deep vision
2019 © Nicola-Matteo Munari
elia cantori deep vision
2019 © Nicola-Matteo Munari
elia cantori deep vision
2019 © Nicola-Matteo Munari
elia cantori deep vision
2019 © Nicola-Matteo Munari
The cover

The cover introduces the work of Cantori through the magnified detail of a “photographic cast” made by the artist, above which the title has been hot stamped in silver foil.

By using the silver foil has been possible to evoke both the materials used by the artist and the light — a silent but essential ingredient of the artworks exhibited in the show.
elia cantori deep vision
Ph. © Nicola-Matteo Munari
elia cantori deep vision
Ph. © Nicola-Matteo Munari
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Detail of the back cover featuring
a miniaturised version of the title, hot stamped in silver foil.

Ph. © Nicola-Matteo Munari
The sense of proportion

The catalogue accompanies the reader to discover the works of the artist through a sober and restrained layout, that doesn’t impose itself on the contents but leaves room for the images enhancing the artworks with discretion and elegance.

Client
Spazio Leonardo, Milan

Coordination
CAR DRDE, Bologna
UNA, Piacenza

Design
Nicola-Matteo Munari

Year
2019