About this project
Shisha – Araam: Breathing Space Publication Design
Araam: Breathing Space is one of many exhibition publications Reform have completed for Shisha, a relationship which stretch over 10 years until Shisha was forced to close due to funding cuts. Along with the publication we produced a set of promotional postcards plus A2 posters.
The beautifully crafted 88-page publication is a celebration of Halima Cassell’s and Zarah Hussain’s work. The cover is embellished with UV spot varnish to reflect Halima’s bronze works as well as a gold foil block for Zarah’s bold shapes.The Araam: Breathing Space is a unique curatorial programme initiated by Shisha, the international agency for contemporary South Asian crafts and visual arts, in partnership with Mid Pennine Arts in Burnley. Araam platforms the work of two exciting, contemporary artists — Halima Cassell and Zarah Hussain — through residencies in Pakistan and the UK and an exceptional touring exhibition.