Design Lead at DS+R
Book Design, Typography, Art Direction, Production
The book, much like the process of renovating of Lincoln Center, is two-sided. The polished exterior of the world renowned cultural campus maintained a sophisticated public face during the eleven-year renovation, while on the other side of fence, the campus stayed a torn up construction site. We conceived the book as a book-within-a-book. Upon first glance, the book features large, full-bleed photography of the life that sprung up in response to the new architecture on campus. However, every other spread contains a full gatefold that opens into a four-page spread, containing the backstories of the project such as archived materials, design details, public reception, and the design process. These thirty-four gatefolds are individually designed to represent each story through graphics.
The book can therefore be read in two ways — as a photo essay that leads readers on a visual tour of the campus, or as a series of intricate short stories narrated through rich and experimental ephemera that allows readers to explore the many projects within a project.
Published by Damiani April 2013: 311 pages Distributed by DAP
Awarded Graphis Gold Award for Typography and Graphis Silver Award for Book Design
Photo Credit DS+R
Many thanks to the team at DS+R, DAP, Lincoln Center, and Damiani Press for making this project possible. All the hard work and dedication allowed us to experiment with and invent new binding techniques.