Alea Iacta Est

Book Design

Publication design of the Alea Iacta Est - a work written by Giovanni Palmieri as a part of his graduation year in the Photography Department at the Royal Academy of Art in The Hague. 

‘“Alea Iacta Est” comes from my discomfort and questions within the structure of capitalism reflected in the relations among individuals, behaviour and institutions. The guiding question of my research is how success can objectively be defined, regardless of norms or ideals constructed through the emergence and establishment of the market society and its consequences on the conduction of life. The answer I set is that success is to be found within the attempt to reach ‘Truth’, a term that here stands as the essence of being, being instead of having.

This writing guides the reader in an examining journey through the different planes involved in the discourse upon the market society.’

Photos by Giovanni Palmieri