The Prints of Ellsworth Kelly

Posted on Jan 16, 2013

Publication date: September 2012.
Hardcover, 870 pages, 11.5" × 12.5".
Type: Akagi Pro.

 

The Prints of Ellsworth Kelly; produced for the Jordan Schnitzer Family Foundation by Marquand Books, designed by Zach Hooker. Available from Paper Hammer. I’m very proud to have worked on this exhaustive, two-volume catalogue raisonné of Ellsworth Kelly’s print works. The project actually consisted of three books: the basic two-volume set, which comes in a stamped slipcase, and an additional volume called Letters to Ellsworth which contains short texts of appreciation by notable figures in the art world, and was presented as a gift to Kelly. The third volume is available at the Portland Art Museum, which recently hosted an exhibition of Kelly prints from the Schnitzer collection.

I’d also like to thank Neil Summerour, who vastly expanded the features of the typeface used in this book, Akagi, at least partially in response to some of my requests.

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Posted in and tagged Akagi, catalogues raisonnés, Collection books, Contemporary art, prints

50 Books / 50 Covers

Posted on Oct 22, 2012


 

The third installment of the Conversations / Conversaciones series, Jac Leirner in Conversation with Adele Nelson, has been selected as one of the winning books in Design Observer's 50 Books / 50 Covers contest for 2011. Each year, Design Observer, in partnership with the AIGA and Designers & Books selects 50 winners in two categories: books and covers. Jac Leirner... was selected in the books category, along with some other beautiful publications. Both the roster of winning designers and the contest's jury are full of boldface design names, and it's very exciting to be among them.

Posted in and tagged Contemporary art, Latin American art, notices & awards

Like a Valentine

Posted on Sep 25, 2012

Publication date: October 2012.
Hardcover, 212 pages, 10" × 10".
Display type: Ideal Sans.
Body type: Lido.

 

In October, The Henry Art Gallery is mounting Like a Valentine: The Art of Jeffry Mitchell, the first large-scale retrospective of this beloved Seattle artist. I had the good fortune to work closely with Jeffry and curator Sara Krajewski on the catalog for the show, which is also the artist's first monograph.

This book has what might be my favorite detail from any of the books I've designed, which is the casewrap featuring Jeffry's hand-drawn recreation of the jacket design. So fun.

Like a Valentine: The Art of Jeffry Mitchell will be available in the Henry's shop.

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Posted in Exhibition catalogs, Museum publications and tagged Contemporary art, Ideal Sans, Jeffry Mitchell, Lido, pandas

More Conversations

Posted on Sep 25, 2012


Hardcover, multiple lengths, 6" × 9.25".
Display type: Prelo Condensed.
Body type: Dante.

 

The Conversaciones / Conversations series has been chugging along, with four books published since the inaugural volume, and another on the way soon. The latest entries are:

Jaq Leirner with Adele Nelson
Tomás Maldonado with María Amalia García
Jesus Soto with Ariel Jimenez
Ferreira Gullar with Ariel Jimenez
Gyula Kosice with Gabriel Perez-Barreiro

Proof

Posted on Oct 6, 2011

Publication date: October 2011.
Hardcover, 256 pages, 9" × 12".
Display type: Sentinel.
Body type: Chronicle Text.

 

Proof: The Rise of Printmaking in Southern California, by Leah Lehmbeck, et al.; produced for the Norton Simon Museum by Marquand Books, designed by Zach Hooker. Available from the Getty Museum Store and Powell's. This book is the catalog for the Norton Simon Museum's entry in the Getty's enormous Pacific Standard Time project. Proof is open now through April 2, 2012, and is not to be missed.

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Posted in Exhibition catalogs, Museum publications and tagged Chronicle, Contemporary art, Norton Simon Museum, prints, Sentinel

Recovering Beauty

Posted on Oct 6, 2011

Publication date: June 2011.
Softcover, 144 pages, 8.5" × 11".
Display type: Burgues Script and Whitney.
Body type: Akagi.

 

Recovering Beauty; produced for the Blanton Museum of Art by Marquand Books, designed by Zach Hooker. Available from D.A.P. and Powell's. This book is a wonderful introduction to the exciting work being made in Argentina in the 1990s, much of which is not well-known here in the US. The work has an exuberance that allowed for a pretty aggressive design approach, with lots of color and prominent use of Alejandro Paul's elaborate Burgues Script. (A typeface by an Argentinian, based on the work of an American calligrapher.)

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Posted in Exhibition catalogs, Museum publications and tagged Akagi, Blanton Museum, Burgues Script, Contemporary art, Latin American art, reading books, Whitney

Carlos Cruz-Diez

Posted on Oct 18, 2010

Publication date: September 2010.
Hardcover, 248 pages, 6" × 9.25".
Display type: Prelo Condensed.
Body type: Dante.

 

Carlos Cruz-Diez in conversation with / en conversacion con Ariel Jiménez; produced for the Coleccion Patricia Phelps de Cisneros by Marquand Books, designed by Zach Hooker. Available from D.A.P. and Powell's. This book is the first entry in the CPPC's ambitious Conversaciones / Conversations series, which presents conversations between contemporary Latin American artists and scholars. Each book is in both English and Spanish.

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Posted in Private collection books and tagged Carlos Cruz-Diez, Contemporary art, Dante, Latin American art, Prelo Condensed, reading books

Alice Neel: Painted Truths

Posted on Feb 12, 2010

Publication date: March 2010.
Hardcover, 296 pages, 9.75" × 11".
Body and display type: Lido.
Caption type: Verlag.

 

Alice Neel: Painted Truths; produced for the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston by Marquand Books, designed by Zach Hooker. Available from Yale University Press or Powell's.

This is the catalog for an exhibition that runs from March 21, 2010 to June 13, 2010 at the MFA,H. The book features an extensive plate section and essays by Jeremy Lewison, Barry Walker, Tamar Garb, and Robert Storr.

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Posted in and tagged American art, French folds, Lido, Museum of Fine Art Houston, Verlag, Yale University Press

A Constructive Vision

Posted on Dec 23, 2009

Publication date: December 2009.
Hardcover, 344 pages, 10.5" × 11".
Body and display type: Verlag.

 

A Constructive Vision: Latin American Abstract Art from the Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros; produced for a private collection by Marquand Books, designed by Zach Hooker.

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Posted in Portfolio, Private collection books and tagged Collection books, french folds, Latin American art, stamping on jacket, Verlag

The Mourners

Posted on Dec 23, 2009

Publication date: February 2010.
Hardcover, 128 pages, 8" × 12".
Body and display type: Minion.
Caption type: Absara Sans.

 

The Mourners: Tomb Sculptures from the Court of Burgundy; produced for FRAME by Marquand Books, designed by Zach Hooker. Distributed by Yale University Press. This is the catalog for a touring exhibition of sculptures from the tomb of John the Fearless, Duke of Burgundy, whose reign lasted from 1404 to his death in 1419. The exhibition was organized by FRAME, and has an impressive touring schedule which begins at the Met in March of 2010, visits six additional US museums including LACMA and the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, then returns to France to show at the Musée du Cluny in Paris in 2012, after which the objects will return to their home at the Musée des Beaux Arts in Dijon.

The book features a large plate section that shows each of the sculptures, many of them in multiple views, against a simple black background. These pieces are incredibly evocative, a little surreal, and intensely beautiful.

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Posted in Exhibition catalogs, Museum publications, Portfolio and tagged Absara Sans, European art, FRAME, hardcover, Minion