In Flows and Counterflows: Globalisation in Contemporary Art, Marcus Verhagen explores a range of artists’ interventions into debates surrounding globalisation and the notion of cross-border exchange. His texts tell the stories of these interventions, addressing ideas from mass migration to the dynamics of translation, with a particular focus on projects that elucidate both the dangers and the advantages of global exchange.
The geometric graphic arrangement on the cover of the book is drawn from scientific diagrams of forces; in combination with the typographic layout, this references the complex ideas of circulation and obstruction within Verhagen’s text. Inside, body copy is set in Plantin, accompanied by L10 for headings. We enjoyed the combination of a French typeface (Plantin) with an Icelandic one (L10), as a nod to the themes of global exchange and migration explored throughout the book.