FUTURA PROXIMA CURATED FOR GUCCI
FUTURA PROXIMA Curated For Gucci is a spiral-bound, perforated magazine conceived on the occasion of Gucci’s centennial anniversary. This 132-page hybrid editorial publication, designed to be hung on the wall or read like a magazine, includes a cross-cultural exploration of the passage of time, brought to life with 12 artists divining the future through their thinking and their craft.
Designed by Paris-based design studio Ohlman Consorti, FUTURA PROXIMA includes a deep graphic study into the language of calendars, including radial and numeric variants that detail birthstones, flowers, and each month written in a selection of 12 languages: English, Italian, French, Greek, Spanish, Russian, Chinese, Cherokee, Korean, Arabic, Hebrew and Hindi.
Alice Potts, Aria Dean, Aurèce Vettier, Ben Elliot, Carlijn Jacobs, Cui Jie, Emanuele Coccia, Imruh Asha, Jeremy Shaw, Jonathan Llense, Katie Paterson, Manger Manger, Marvin Leuvrey, Natsuko Uchino, Simon Denny, Thomas de Kluyver.
“FUTURA PROXIMA is a glimpse at tomorrow — a map of maybes, and a fractal question mark of intriguing possibilities. The extremes of utopias and dystopias dissolve in its pages, replaced by 12 polyvalent excursions into the near distant future. Exploring the speculative interactions of our human form parsed with aesthetics and architecture, literature, biology and philosophy, it presents a non-linear loop of creative constructs for our physical and digital realities alike.”
PUBLISHER: Évence-Charles Coppée
EDITOR IN CHIEF: Dan Thawley
ART DIRECTION : Ohlman Consorti
EDITOR AT LARGE: Blake Abbie
MANAGING EDITOR: Thérèse Boon Falleur
ART EDITOR AT LARGE: Vere Van Gool
ASSISTANT MANAGING EDITOR: Emma Haikonen
RESEARCH AND EDITORIAL ASSISTANT: Albert Shyong