Arnolfini: New Rules
A temporary typographic installation for one of Bristol's leading cultural institutions
Arnolfini has been a place for imagination and bold new ideas in Bristol since 1961. As Arnolfini entered a new chapter in 2018, they wanted to tear up the rulebook of what a centre for contemporary arts should be or look like.
New types of arts organisations are being imagined to respond to the ways in which culture is being produced and experienced. Arnolfini commissioned Smith & Lewarne to design a typographic installation based on a set of new rules for the entrance foyer of the centre.
We designed and installed our own set of typographic rules for this installation by over lapping each of them to open up a dialogue of how these rules could be re-interpreted by visitors to the centre.