N O R M A L S: 0 0 1 – 0 0 3
The first three instalments of ‘anticipatory’ designers N O R M A L S eponymous graphic novel series delineates a dark and unsettling world of hyper-mediated futures
The first three instalments of ‘anticipatory’ designers and HOLO 1 contributors N O R M A L S eponymous graphic novel series delineates a dark and unsettling world of hyper-mediated futures. With erudite and sardonic wit, Aurélien Michon (writing & research) and Cedric Flazinski (design & illustration) sketch, diagram, and schematize a compelling vision of the city and social rituals of tomorrow.
Superhero-free graphic novel, essays and design prototypes, short fictions, one reality diminisher, a song
3 x 80 page booklet box set, 19 x 25 cm, limited edition of 500
“These books are rife with near future technologies that have permeated every aspect of moment to moment experience. The most omnipresent one seems to be the ‘i’—a non-invasive retinal implant that has ushered in an era of augmented vision overload. You summarize the capabilities of the device as follows: “The display quality might be mediocre, autochthons would tell you lo-def is a small price to pay for a permanent and real-time access to everything.” Given these overlays are a signature characteristic of the illustrations, I’m wondering if you can talk about the centrality of the i to your visual narrative.”
Orders are shipped weekly, from N O R M A L S HQ in Paris—shipments within France will arrive within several days and worldwide deliveries will take 2-3 weeks
Learn more about N O R M A L S’ narrative universe in this interview about their practice