Benedetta Crippa
graphic design
& visual interventions


Screen printed poster & dust jacket for the book / exhibition During the Lunch Break (På Lunch Rasten) by Christina Zetterlund. The exhibition showcases a selection of “friggers” — glass objects created by glassworkers during breaks.

The poster had to work as dust jacket for the printed catalogue. I designed a foldable poster screen printed in silver on purple paper, with illustrations of the friggers.

The friggers show distinctive aesthetic qualities and a playful approach to glasswork, however remain invisible and dismissed as often happens with vernacular forms of craft.

Of them, Veine Franzén says: “When making friggers you were completely free. You were experimenting and it was here that you learnt new skills. I would argue that this practice is the mother of glass art.”

This is the first of a 2-parts project that continues in fall 2019 with an exhibition on this craft and their makers at ABF Stockholm

This project includes careful considerations of political aspects of power, class, design and art categories, and the role of illustration and representation at the intersection of these. How to propose a different order through aesthetic production, is our question.

Book design & production: Lisa Olausson
Exhibition & curation: Christina Zetterlund

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