N-E is a constantly changing brand. It’s a community of creative minds that work on the contemporary visual culture through a strong base on concepts that generates their own language.
Established in 2014 and based in Madrid, N-E is a flexible team that collaborate with professional talent selected by mutual empathy and admiration which results in a multidisciplinary approach adjustable to all kind of project from different fields.
Each part of N-E has a different role but everyone pursues a one and only common goal: To solve every project in the best and unique possible way.
N-E has designed the catalog for the exhibition “TWELVE CAUTIONARY URBAN TALES”, a project organized by MATADERO MADRID. An exhibition about the city, which reflects on what it could be, not on what it is now.
The investigation of the fables was the axis for the design of this publication. In this process, we find ESOPO, one of the best-known authors of fables, who appears in the book “CHRONICLES OF NUREMBERG” (1493). The layout of its pages and the compositions that characterize the original book are one of our sources of inspiration.
FABLE NUMBER 13 can already be seen on the cover of the book. Written in a typeface inspired by the UTOPIENSE ALPHABET and printed with UVI varnish, a marker helps reveal the secret history found on some of its pages.
The exhibition takes as its inspiration the project “Twelve Warning Stories for Christmas”, carried out by the group of radical architects SUPERSTUDIO and first published in 1971 in the Architectural Design magazine: a series of twelve short stories. SUPERSTUDIO was a collective framed in the artistic trend known as ANTI-DESIGN or radical design. In opposition to RATIONALISM, they proposed that creative expression must be above function. This movement with its great VISUAL IMPACT is present in the publication and its composition.