Common Matrix (2018)

Common Matrix (2018)

HELEN IP
IMPRINT COORDINATION BY CHAD JOHNSON
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2018
Edition of 100
14 origami boxes
Various printing techniques on found paper with foil stamped covers
4x4”
Multi-color; found text and objects with custom typeface
Zhen Xian Bao (layered nested boxes inside a wallet-shaped covering) structure inside dos-a-dos hard cover binding
$44

Common Matrix presents a speculative future in which an alien civilization creates an archive of detritus that they believe is emblematic of a former, non-transformed human population (the humans of today). The archive will be composed of the book itself, and various objects collected by the artist herself. The book is decorated and annotated with alien language (a typeface designed by the author), and futuristic patterning.

ABOUT THE ARTIST

Helen Ip is a multidisciplinary artist and art director based in Oakland, California. Her work has been featured on AIGA Eye on Design, Leben Liebe Grafik and Women of Graphic Design.
See more of Helen’s work at http://herrendegener.es/