With Fake Face Book, Martí Guixé returns to expand his series of books made of traces to be finished: this time the star is the mask, an ancient and fascinating element that has accompanied humans throughout their history, here presented in a paper and customisable version. A theme, a few simple guidelines and endless creative possibilities: Fake Face Book offers a series of masks ready to be coloured, cut and worn, "fake faces" that are still to be invented to play at being someone else. A book which transforms us into all the characters we can imagine, to let our imagination run free (the only rule: don't forget the holes in our eyes) and to take on new identities when the mirror that always shows us the same face every morning starts getting boring.
Martí Guixé was born in Barcelona in 1964. He studied Interior Design in Barcelona and then Industrial Design at the Scuola Politecnica di Design in Milan. He lives and works “on living matter” between Barcelona and Berlin, devoting himself to inventing “brilliantly simple ideas of curious significance”; a self-designated “ex-designer”, he works for such companies as Camper, Chupa-Chups, Desigual, Droog Design, Saporiti and Watx. His work has been exhibited at MoMA, New York, the London Museum of Design, MACBA in Barcelona and the Centre Pompidou in Paris.