10.2012

Design

Tactum

Text: Rima Musa
Design: Nicholas Jeeves
Typeface: Univers by Linotype
24pp, monochrome digital print, saddle stitched
8” x 10” (204mm x 254mm)
Self-published by RIma Musa, 2012
Project book for photographer Rima Musa's TactumTactum proposes that the most appealing aspects of photographic practice are tactile – the developing of the print, the revelation of an image as the chemicals do their work in the tray. Yet as soon as the print is dry, touching is forbidden. The first part of Musa’s project addresses this conflict by making use of thermochromic inks, so that only the warmth of touch can reveal the image. The second part proposes a ‘mechanical gif’ device, in which a crank is turned to reveal images constructed from twenty-five rotating cubes.