SF Art Department is an Art Direction consultancy founded by Something Fantastic to spread ideas worth spreading. Born out of admiration for inspiring ideas, we enjoy dealing with subjects we think are important: resilience, nature, justice, communality, a certain posture, freedom, directness, simplicity, elegance. Our role often turns out to be an ambigious one between being a designer, an author, and an editor.
Clients and collaborators include the CCA, Artek, Strelka Press, The Museum of Modern Art, Vitra, Lacaton & Vassal, Ruby Press, The German Pavilion at La Biennale di Venezia, The Living, Perret Schaad, Peter Swinnen, ETH Zurich, Deutsches Architekturmuseum, The Onassis Foundation, Hatje Cantz, 51N4E, Museo de Arte de Rio, the Lafarge Holcim Foundation, Harvard University, Bureau N, Düsseldorfer Kunstverein, Arno Brandlhuber, City of Geneva.
Two publications designed by SF Art Department (Sudu Manual and Architecture Reading Aid Ahmedabad) will be part of the exhibition Architectural Ethnography from Tokyo: Guidebooks and Projects on Livelihood curated by Momoyo Kaijima co-founder of Atelier Bow-Wow at the 16th International Architecture Exhibition of la Biennale di Venezia. (May 26 – November 25, 2018)
We are happy to announce that Housing Cairo after winning the 2016 DAM Architecture Book Award also has been announced the winner of the National Urban Design Book Award 2017 in London.
Cairo Desert Cities, Edited by Marc Angélil and Charlotte Malterre-Barthes with Something Fantastic in collaboration with CLUSTER, English, Published in: 2018, Ruby Press, 418 pages, 240 x 175 mm ISBN: 978-3-944074-23-8
Together!, The New Architecture of the Collective, Ilka & Andreas Ruby, Mateo Kries, Mathias Müller, Daniel Niggli (Eds.), with photos by Daniel Burchard, English and German Editions, Published in: 2017, Ruby Press & Vitra Designmuseum, 352 pages, 230 x 300 mm, ISBN: 978-3-945852-14-9
Making Heimat: Germany, Arrival Country, Ed. Oliver Elser, Peter Cachola Schmal, Anna Scheuermann, text(s) by Doug Saunders u.a., English, German, Published in: 2016, Hatje Cantz, 303 pages, 135 x 210 mm, ISBN: 978-3-7757-4141-5
The University Is Now on Air: Broadcasting Modern Architecture, Canadian Centre for Architecture, Main galleries (November 15, 2017 – April 1, 2018)
Together! The New Architecture of the Collective, Vitra Designmuseum, (June 03 – September 10, 2017)
Making Heimat. Germany, Arrival Country, German Pavilion, 15th International Architecture Exhibition of the la Biennale di Venezia (Mai 28 – November 27, 2016) DAM Frankfurt (March 04 – October 22, 2017)
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