Agenda is an ongoing project by the German graphic designer Manuel Raeder. The project focuses on questioning different methods of how people organize, in a personal or non-personal way, their time. Formats, sizes and distribution systems vary each year. Two white papers are always sitting on top of publications from the past, and small details and close-ups are peaking through with the reflection of the sun on the books. Popurri comes with an extra long book mark.
The word “popurri” comes from the French “pot-pourri,” which was the name for a Spanish stew with a wide variety of ingredients called “olla podrida.” In English, “potpourri” is often used to refer to any collection of miscellaneous or diverse items.
In music this is a form of arrangement where the individual sections are simply juxtaposed with no strong connection or relationship, and organized by the principle of non-repetition. This is usually to be applied to a composition that consists of a string of favourite tunes, like a popurri based on either some popular opera, operetta, or a collection of songs, dances, etc.
Manuel Raeder lives and works in Berlin. He studied at the London College of Printing and has completed a post-graduate at the Jan van Eyck Akademie in Maastricht. His main focus lies in close collaborations with artists, designers, curators, theorists and musicians. His work has a wide range of formats from exhibitions, publications, type design to furniture design. Manuel Raeder has held workshops in various instituions (Ecole nationale supérieure des Arts Décoratifs
, Paris, Hochschule für bildende Künste, Hamburg...).
Manuel Raeder is the co-founder of Bom Dia Boa Tarde Boa Noite
, a publishing house specialized in high quality artists' books.