100% Evil
100% Evil
100% Evil
100% Evil
100% Evil
100% Evil
100% Evil
100% Evil

100% Evil

Nicholas Blechman, Christoph Niemann, 2004

Description

Our main design challenge was to present evil in an innocent context. Our second concern was how to organize approximately 200 random black and white ink drawings in a pleasing, nonrepetitive sequence.
Our approach and inspiration for the book was twofold: (1) beautifully reproduced gallery catalogs that capture the texture of the paper on which the original drawings were made and (2) the Holy Bible.
The book is wrapped in red plastic, packaged to resemble a bible or Mao’s Little Red Book. Inside, a tinted cream varnish covers the black drawings, giving a richness to the monochromatic images.
The first printing sold out in a few months, and the book is currently back-ordered. It will be reprinted in a second run of another 3,000 copies. It has been reviewed in a number of foreign publications and does well overseas, partly because it requires no translation (it’s purely visual).

Collections: 50 Books/50 Covers of 2004
Discipline: Book design
Format: Book

Credits

Art directors
Nicholas Blechman, Christoph Niemann
Designer
Aviva Michaelov
Jacket designers
Nicholas Blechman, Christoph Niemann
Illustrators
Nicholas Blechman, Christoph Niemann
Production director
Janet Behning
Authors
Nicholas Blechman, Christoph Niemann
Editor
Clare Jacobson
Publisher
Princeton Architectural Press
Trim size
5 x 6 1/2 inches
Pages
176
Quantity printed
3,000
Typeface
Garamond
Printer/binder
Regent Publishing
Jacket printer
Regent Publishing
Papers
140 gsm Japanese matte art, 140 gsm woodfree
Binding method
Smyth sewn with PVC cover
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