Lara Dautun (
Sometimes I write . In my own language, but also in the ones of the machines. Some other times I borrow other people’s words and images. I also like to make my own and draw letters.
The Mosquito Newspaper
Identity/ Editorial Design/ Typography
2021, 32 pages, 210 × 297 mm
+ An open-ended and open-source identity for KABK's (Royal Academy of Arts The Hague) independent student newspaper. Flexible, collective and collaborative rather than authoritarian and restrictive, this protean identity intends to leave space for interpretation and evolve through time, along with the groups of students constituting the Journal team.
Who is afraid of the Witch?
Editorial Design/ Editing
2021, 262 pages, 130 × 180 mm
+ *Who is afraid of the Witch?* is an editorial project articulating academic writing, articles and iconographic materials, all dealing with the figure of the witch in feminist movements and in literature.
Vernacular Photography in Conversation
Editorial Design/ Editing
2020, 56 pages, 10 × 29,7 cm
A study of vernacular photography, through a series of interviews with the ones who make it and/or use it as an artistic medium. All of the interviews were prepared, conducted and transcribed exclusively for this publication.
Type Design (Revival)/ Research
2020–, in collaboration with Barbara Strzeżek and Samuel Salminen
+ Hieronimus is an in progress, year-long, research-driven process of reviving Renaissance types, conducted in collaboration with Barbara Strzeżek and Samuel Salminen.
Two Colours: A Risographic Exploration
Editorial Design/ Printing
2021, in collaboration with Barbara Strzeżek, 243 pages, 78 × 136 mm
15 colours, 28 combinations, and a good dozen of hours spent with the Risograph. Imagined in collaboration with Barbara Strzezek, Two Colours is a technical and chromatic guide exploring colour associations and (a part of) the range of visual potentials specific to this technology.
Editorial Design/ Editing
2021, Collaborative publication, 32 pages, 210 × 297 mm
+ Hiterto (until now or until a particular time)
This collective publication — created in the midst of the first lockdown — explores the multiplicity of reactions provoked by a threat invisible to the human eye, with their contradictions, their complexity and the enhanced polarisation of an already divided society.
Colour Block
Image/ Writing
2021, 180 × 75 cm
+ A journey in the dry and ominous landscape of a creative block. What happens when ideas dissapear, when they become elusive, volatile, out of reach? A tale about feeling lost, being stuck and other internal struggles related to creation.
Letters From the Sublime
Image/ Writing
2021, 11 riso-printed postcards
+ A literary and visual dissection of my Sublime. 11 envelops were sent to 11 persons, asking them about their Sublime.
Inside Out
Image/ Video
2020, 4:59'
A nightmarish immersion in the dreams of a brain in lockdown.
Type Design/ Coding
Typographic experimentations in Python
Hulk is a bulky font programmed in Python (Drawbot), using the creative potential of non-standardised tools to invent new shapes.
Image/ Editing
2020, 70 pages, 290 × 594 mm
If colours are qualia (individual instances of subjective, conscious experience) — and thus escape language by nature — can images fill the gap between speech and perception? A perceptive exploration of the colour red.
Choreographer Portraits — Lucinda Childs
Editorial Design/ Type Design
2019, Publication, 135 pages, 220 × 285 mm, Collection of 12 signs and Posters (400 × 600 mm) in collaboration with Hugo Le Corre
First piece of a collection dedicated to great choreographers of the late twentieth century, this publication focuses on Lucinda Childs' life-long work and collaborations.