Bienvenue Publishing turns nature into visual culture. Their approach is to translate natural structures into handmade, graphical editions. As graphic designers, they tackle the visual appearance of nature that has not gotten much attention thus far. First, they look at how it came about and what it means culturally. In a second step, they turn the results of their research into a narrative visual form. Egyptian talismans are put in focus as much as the beak’s shape of the Galapagos finches, morbid aesthetic in China or stone gardens in Japan.
Even though various topics are handled and different methods applied, the results always make the same impression: it can be described as calm, poetic and lightly surreal. They are interested in what surprises us and investigate those phenomena as designers. Nature is full of surprising phenomena. But many people do not always have the readiness or time to be surprised. They want to bring more visibility to this using graphic methods. Their work is available in booklets, journals, cards and as prints in limited edition. http://bienvenuepublishing.com/
The artwork on cover photo
Origins N° 3（first one on the right）
Are they bizarre creatures out of science fiction? Strange beings that only exist in the deep sea? In fact, they are seeds showing their intricate beauty under the microscope. Seeds are not only the foodstuffs of animals, but they also shape the survival of the finches on the Galápagos Islands, according to Darwinian theory dating back to 1859. «It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent that survives. It is the one that is most adaptable to change.» – Charles Darwin.
Schedule: 2018.02.20 — 02. 25
Opening hour: 11:00 — 20:00 (Each month last Monday off)
Artist present: 2018 . 02 . 21 / 14:00-17:00
Address:朋丁pon ding ｜台北市中山區中山北路一段53巷6號