MV Trama e Emoção (線條與情感)
線條與情感 is an offprint translation to Mandarin to accompany the exhibition catalogue of Trama e Emoção (Plot and Emotion) on display in Macau. A monograph of Manuel Vicente’s oeuvre, compiling his iconic architectural work through time and geography.
In order to reference the contents of the catalogue, the use of latin was required. This bi-scriptual mode called for a system that accommodates reading conventions for both scripts: leafing is done towards the left side – following Chinese convention, instead of Latin’s right —, the main text top-to-bottom instead of left-to-right. Also, Latin remissions and information are rotated to follow the text’s flow and rhythm.
Printed by Macanese printers in a single, deep red spot colour on newsprint paper, the format plays with the threshold between a magazine and a newspaper.