Published by: self-published
Release Date: 2017
Contributors: PALOTAI Gábor
Genre: artists' book
In his latest book ZOO, Gábor Palotai displays a different take on the depictions of animals as figurative illustrations; by now every animal (one of them is you) is portrayed as an abstract art; sharply outlined in contrast with a mesmerizing pattern in light and dark. The effects of this white and black pattern enhance the impression that each animal is etched into the paper in a texture that evokes tactile sensibility. At the same glance each animal looks bound to the architectural outer shape of their image, their bodies are tattooed in undecipherable graphic patterns suggesting that each of them is free from within to multiply and literally take on any figurative meaning.
Winner, Red Dot Design Award, Best of the Best 2018