Double Keys

pigment print on Hahnemhüle archival paper
available exclusively through New Laconic

Double Keys continues Salome Schmuki’s examination of the structure and organization of written language, with particular attention to relationships and/or disruptions in various areas of perception and the (sub-)processes involved in it. Based on different aspects of the reading process, she creates typographic designs in which she resists the uniformity of letters.

Salome Schmuki is a graphic designer living and working in Brussels and St. Gallen Switzerland. She studied at the Hochschule der Künste in Zurich, CH, and the Gerrit Rietveld Akademie in Amsterdam, NL. Following her studies, Schmuki was a Researcher in the design department at the Van Eyck, Maastricht, NL, from 2007–8. She has been working on own self initiated projects connected to dyslexia since 2006.

In 2013, Schmuki won the Prix Fernand Baudin for her book Dyslexia – chunking along a straight line – at the crossing turn left (Van Eyck, NL, 2013). She has designed many artists books, and in 2014 received the Most Beautiful Swiss Book prize for Ear Lights, Eye Sounds by Andy Guhl (Edizione Periferia, CH, 2014). Selected exhibitions include Kunstmuseum St. Gallen, CH, Mukha Antwerpen, BE, and Fundació Antoni Tàpies, ES.