Lara Dautun (
I am a graphic designer experimenting with alternative forms of publishing, and enthusiastically designing books , websites and other coding bricolages, typefaces, and from time to time writing texts or fabricating images .

The Amateur Feminist Library

Research/ coding/ installation/ editorial
red, pink and grey posters on a wooden background ring-bound publications, printed in black and white and with pink paper inserts on a bookshelf scanned publications on black background
+ Feminism is a fragile archive, fragmentary, scattered here and there, confined in boxes, attics, and memories. The Feminist Amateur Library aims to bring these shatters and splatters into the physical world, allowing us to touch them and to be touched by them*. Departing from a digital collection of North-American feminist periodicals (dating from 1968-1992), the library decided to take this collection into its own hands, or rather, to put it in the hands of communities, aiming to make these publications more accessible.
Joke Smit & Jos Brink Prijs
Editorial Design
Two books presenting the students’ processes and proposals for the trophies awarded to the winners of the Joke Smit Prijs (Women’s Emancipation Prize), and the Jos Brink Prijs (LGBTQIA+ Emancipation Prize), granted by the Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and Science (OCW).
Agrafes & bouts de ficelles
Editorial Design
2022, in collaboration with Lissa Choukrane and Loraine Furter, 120 copies, 240 x 155 mm
Design and production for a research project by Lissa Choukrane and Loraine Furter on the bindings of Belgian feminist periodicals: *Agrafes & bouts de ficelles* presents a research on the soft, messy bindings of Belgian feminist publications contained in local archives.
Serendipitous Editorial Encounters Publishing
Editorial Design/ Editing
Potential Bookmarks, 115 × 205 mm, 180 pages,
The Metabooxtual Society, 115 × 170 mm, 55 pages,
Art which can’t be Art, 105 × 205 mm, 8 pages
A series of books published by the (fictional) publishing house Serendipitous Editorial Encounters, specialising in the various objects that people forget, or deliberately leave in books.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.