FuturXchange was an interdisciplinary project initiated by Hendrik Schwedt and Hardy Seiler. It brought together sixteen contemporary designers and artists to experiment with old and new techniques and share their knowledge. FuturXchange offered four Workshops – lasercut, stone engraving, silkscreen and tattooing. Participants could choose two techniques that they experienced with during two weekends.
The work produced during the workshops was presented in the form of an exhibition and a catalogue. Bureau Hardy Seiler commissioned Ilina Catana, Simon Kondermann and Ruben Lyon to design the catalogue. The layout of the catalogue is playful, structured and inspired by the experimental nature of the project. Paper cut-outs and annotations are introduced on the pages. The photographs taken during the workshops are arranged on a horizontal axis, referencing a timeline. The catalogue can be read in two directions, the reader has to turn the book 180° to discover the results of the second weekend. The artist’s portraits and profiles are highlighted by a different page format in the middle of the catalogue.