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Laura Pappa is a graphic designer based in Amsterdam active mainly in the cultural field. She received her education from the Estonian Academy of Arts in Tallinn, Gerrit Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam and Werkplaats Typografie in Arnhem. Her clients include Kunstverein Toronto, Het Nieuwe Instituut, Museum of Estonian Architectureproject space ROZENSTRAAT, Biennale Matter of Art, and publisher Valiz, among others. Together with Elisabeth Klement she runs Asterisk Summer School, an annual graphic design summer programme based in Tallinn; in 2017 the two curated the exhibition Signals from the Periphery at the Tallinn Art Hall. She is currently teaching graphic design at ArtEZ University of the Arts (BA) and the Estonian Academy of Arts (MA). For non-commissioned work, visit


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It’s like hammering…

It’s like hammering into nothing when I speak it… by k.g. Guttmann
Design of artist’s book
210 x 297 mm, 7 loose softcover booklets, 222 pp.


It’s like hammering into nothing when I speak it… documents the accumulative interview that k.g. Guttman held with mentor and friend Nancy Ring. The aim was to undo the typical succinct form of the interview, in order to probe the complexity of Ring’s ideas and the way in which questions and answers transform through repetition. Over seven lunches the same questions were repeated every day.


Photos by Sanne Kabalt, Monsterkamer