Gymnasium

Gymnasium

Twin Palms Publishers, Santa Fe, New Mexico, 2001

Description

The photographs in the gymnasium were taken primarily in western Pennsylvania between 1988 and 2000, though many people looking at them think their quirky compositions date them from the turn of the 20th century. When editing and sequencing the book, I wanted to resist any antique design conceits and, instead, present the images in a clean and direct manner. Eleanor Caponigro and I designed two different dust jackets for the book: one a blowup of an image that wraps entirely around the book and is oddly abstracted by only seeing portions off the whole when viewing the book from different angles; the other a more constructivist homage with an image reproduced numerous times on the front and back of the jacket.

Collections: 50 Books/50 Covers of 2001
Discipline: Book design
Format: Book cover

Credits

Design firm
Twin Palms Publishers
Designer
Jack Woody
Photographer
Luke Smalley
Production coordinators
Tom Long, Jack Woody
Trim size
8 x 10 3/4 inches
Pages
168
Quantity printed
4,000
Typefaces
BK ITC Kabel Book, M ITC Kabel Medium, Syntax
Printer
Oceanic Graphic Printing
Paper
White matte-coated 180 g/m2
Binding method
Sewed, case-bound
Author
Luke Smalley
Publisher
Twin Palms Publishers
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