aufze ich nen [eng: drawing it down]
This diploma work shows what a book can also be: an intimate insight, even into the dark side of life. Vilma Pflaum grew up as a child in Otto Muehl’s communes at Friedrichshof and in Portugal. Decades later, she processed her experiences with drawings and written memories.
Intimated images that tell a lot with a few strokes are supplemented by text elements in a subdued typography, which take on an alarmist color red only in urgent situations.
The prudent sentences find their place between the drawings and create a narrative stream that enthralls and captivates the reader. In addition to its content, the publication’s selection of paper and open spine without binding, which can be interpreted as metaphors for defenselessness, make this book also haptically impressive.
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VILMA PFLAUM book, drawing & text
ANDREA PORTMANN language
MARC DAMM typography
PAUL GERIN printing & binding
First edition of 100 pieces. Set in the font Perpetua by Eric Gill. Printed on Olin Rough high-white in quadruple volume. Size: 21 x 27,5 cm. Technique: ink/pencil on paper. 184 pages. Copyright 2015 Vilma Pflaum. All rights reserved.