Client Diller Scofidio + Renfro, Design Lead
Book Design and Concept
The High Line, the first publication on the park from its architects, documents the entire design process through seven chapters: Introduction, Found, Archive, Concept, Design, Construction, Walk and Unforeseen. Collectively, the chapters describe the research, design, documentation and unexpected after-effects of the project. A series of edited Conversations between the designers and key players in the process interject insights that are better explained in words than through visual representation.
The next scope of work designed the book cover-to-cover. After establishing layouts, typestyles, color swatches and general standards for image and drawing quality, I led a team of five designers to complete the book in under four weeks. During this process, my involvement was very hands-on, taking ownership of the most challenging spreads and working with the designers to ensure quality control and consistency across the rest of the book. This scope also involved oversight of the proofing process and regular meetings with the architects and Phaidon to ensure all requests and needs were met. Finally, the last steps included typesetting the book, managing the final copyedits and packaging the files for printing.
Photo Credit Phaidon Press and DS+R
458 Pages filled with hundreds of illustrations showcasing every aspect of the project and its unforeseen influence