Time/Image is an exhibition catalogue for a group show at the Blaffer Art Museum in Houston, Texas, which presented artists whose practices play with perceptions of temporality. Project Projects’ catalogue design interweaves text and images on various paper stocks that are shuffled into an alternating sequence, juxtaposing two distinct linear sequences. From spread to spread, their contents converge and diverge from each other, prompting a readerly experience of the ebb and flow.
The book’s typefaces were chosen to emphasize alternative readings of time. Duplicate Sans is type designer Christian Schwartz’s recent reinterpretation of Roger Excoffon’s Antique Olive, a popular type family associated with 1960s France. Chronicle (Hoefler & Frere-Jones, 2002) is a transitional style blending Old Style and Modern serifs, providing a sense of dislocative historicism.