The Book of Types : Lauren Marsden designed by Engine Design Studios for the opening of her solo show : "The Seasonal Bachelor, The Frisky Entrepreneur, The Sociopathic Gentleman, The Affectionate Drug Dealer, The Son of a Dead Rock Star" at the CSA Space. The official book launch will take place on the opening night Thursday 21st - February 21st
at the CSA Space #5–2414 Main Street, Vancouver, British Columbia.
In her film The Audition Tapes (2014), these five, vaguely familiar, fictional men come to life through the meandering interpretations of 10 actors’ on-camera and improvised auditions. Accompanying the film is her new book titled The Book of Types, which documents how each elusive character has been repeatedly conjured through collaborations with San Francisco Police Department Officer and Composite Artist Elizabeth Prillinger and Vancouver-based designer Jaz Halloran. Through a series of fragmented descriptions, police sketches, and typography, The Book of Types leaves us with the traces of a cast that never was.