An academic look at an under-the-radar artist, this book was commissioned by The Museum of Contemporary Photography and it’s guest curator Greg Foster-Rice. Nine essays, all thoroughly illustrated.
Case Bound. 188 pages. Custom Designed Pasted End Sheets.
This book was designed to commemorate the Illinois Bicentennial and the renovation of the Governor’s Mansion. We worked closely with Leslie Hindman and Illinois’ then-first lady Diana Rauner in documenting a “greatest hits” of fine and decorative arts with Illinois connections.
Soft Cover. 180 pages.
Working directly with Ai Weiwei and his studio, we had access to 17,000 images from which to design this book at the request of The Museum of Contemporary Photography. Acting as image curator as well as designer, our studio facilitated an extraordinary document for one of the world’s most accomplished artists.
Soft Cover. 136 pages.
Designed at the request of Kerry James Marshall himself, this book documents the artists 2014 exhibition at David Zwirner Gallery. With an essay by Robert Storr, gorgeous reproductions separated by Alta Images and printed in Italy, the book is truly of the highest caliber.
Case Bound. 112 pages, Pasted Uncoated End Sheets.
This book marked the fruition of our 24-year relationship with The Renaissance Society as their primary graphic design resource. Edited by Karen Reimer over 2-year period, this book also contains a book-within-a book: a 164 page timeline charting every exhibition, lecture, tour and performance from 1915 to 2015.
528 pages. Softcover, with 100 limited edition casebound versions.
Curated by Hamza Walker, this book is ESSENTIAL reading for anyone involved in contemporary art. Many years in the making, with many a delay, the book finally launched with a symposium on issues related to art and race held at the University of Chicago.
196 pages. Casebound. Linen cover with white matte foil.
Designed for curator Stephanie Smith, FEAST charted the history of food and, dining together, as a material and source of inspiration for contemporary artists.
Can you say, "relational aesthetics?"
400 pages, soft cover with flaps.
This book was a victory lap for the developer of this iconic Helmut Jahn residential building in Chicago's Streeterville neighborhood.
52 pages. Casebound matte laminated cover. Black and silver pasted end sheets.
This volume documents the performative hijinks of 2 Chicago-based artists. The book served as a companion to their retrospective survey at the Chicago Cultural Center.
The back cover contains a custom envelope into which the artist deposited newly created work during the run of the show.
200 pages. Soft Cover with Soft Touch Aqueous Coating.
This book was produced for the Richard Gray Gallery. Reproducing a mere four paintings, this volume was ahead of its time in gallery- or auction house-produced single artist works.
24 pages. Case bound. Black Matte Foil. Contrasting Gloss and Uncoated Text Weight Papers.
Designed at the request of Helmut Jahn, this volume presents the architectural achievements of the Merck Seono headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland. Photography by Rainer Viertlböck and printing by Studiodruck Braendle are of the highest order.
196 pages. Case Bound.
A highly conceptual artist catalog, this volume contained 10 tipped-in page fragments that allude to the Langa's disparate visual practice. Created under the direction of Hamza Walker.
102 pages. Soft Cover.
A small booklet/brochure that packed a big punch!
8 Pages with Die Cut Cover; Accordion-Style Fold Out Body. 2-Color Foil on Back Cover.
Designed as a survey of the artist Tony Tasset, we were given free reign over the entire catalog. As an ideal client, Tony requested ZERO changes to our proposed format. With a nod to Warhol, when Tasset's work was printed in an edition of three, the image was reproduced three times.
128 Pages. Soft Cover. Commissioned by Feigen Contemporary.
This book was commissioned by the Hyde Park Art Center and documents a solo artist project.
60 Pages. Perfect Bound Adhered to Wrapped 300g Boards.
This book was designed at the request of Iker Gil, and documents his research into the history Shanghai's architectural growth. Charts, graphs and graphic visuals abound.
272 Pages. Soft Cover with Flaps.
This gorgeous book was designed under the direction of HBRA Architects R. Samuel Roche and Aric Lasher. The highly illustrated volume investigates Daniel Burnham's Plan of Chicago as a strategy and point of departure for new urban planning.
188 pages. Case Bound. Uncoated Pasted End Sheets. Dust Jacket.
Designed under the direction of curator Stephanie Smith while at the Smart Museum of Art at the University of Chicago, this book documents American and European artists involved in issues of "home" and the idea of "road trip."
192 Pages. Soft Cover with Emboss. Flaps.
With a generous contribution of $100,000.00 from art collector Lew Manilow, the New Art Examiner re-imagined itself as a glossy magazine to rival ArtForum and Art in America.
Soft Cover. Various Page Counts.
Commissioned by the Hyde Park Art Center, this set of books is produced every two years and highlights select MFAs from Chicago's prominent art schools. With critical commentary, this book is often a young artists first significant institutional publication.
2012: 64 Pages.
2014: 104 Pages.
2016: 108 Pages.
All: Perfect Bound, and Adhered to Foil Stamped 240g Chip Board.
This book was the primary sales tool for a new residential high rise in Chicago's Streeterville neighborhood.
24 Pages. Self Cover.