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In SAVE, Belgian graphic designer Ines Cox protagonizes the volatile and seemingly unimportant steps of the digital (working) process and reveals them as printed matter.

The elements which appear in the book are the result of a two-year research project at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp where Ines consciously observed, documented and imitated the aesthetics that presented themselves on her screen, all generated by her computer and its software. In this book, they are shown in an associative string of screenshots that tell a story where (graphic) characters and quotes (transcribed from Cox's computer) become part of a particular choreography.

“For us makers, the creative process has transformed into a series of digital clicks and actions. These actions are temporary. Once executed, they disappear from the screen. We can hardly trace back how things looked when we were creating them. Is there a way we can archive, publish and reproduce these actions?” —Ines Cox

With a story ("An airport novel") written by Année Grøtte Viken and a conversation between Ines Cox and graphic designer Frédérique Gagnon. 

Designed by Ines Cox

Published by Track Report (publishing platform for the Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp), 2019
Printed in a limited edition of 300 copies

Softcover, 336 pages, b&w, 8.27 × 11.02 inches

ISBN: 978-9-49-052143-1