extra | ordinary: Abraaj Art Prize 2013
extra | ordinary: Abraaj Art Prize 2013

The annual Abraaj Group Art Prize showcases talent by artists based in the Middle East, North Africa, and South Asia. Commissioned by guest curator Murtaza Vali, Project Projects developed a set of softcover catalogues featuring each of the five winning artists of the 2013 Prize.

While the books appear from a distance to be a consistent instances of a system, closer inspection reveals subtle differences in typography and physical materials. Through these subtle shifts the design of the extra | ordinary book set expands upon the exhibition concept and its focus on the oft-overlooked details of the everyday. The format of a set of paperback books was chosen as an informal, welcoming means of presenting each artist’s modes of research and production—the compiled set then creates a framework for dialogue between these individual practices.

5 ¼ × 8 ¼ inches

5 softcover books and wrapper, each 120 pages