A View by Two: Contemporary Jewelry

A View by Two: Contemporary Jewelry

Renate Gokl, Chicago, Illinois, 2001

Description

We had to design a 48-page exhibition catalogue featuring 14 artists’ works, including an essay/interview with the curator, artists’ biographies, a checklist and front matter. The challenge was to integrate the disparate parts into a unified whole, and to create a flow avoiding creating many little separate chunks of information.

We designed a system whereby the spreads of artists’ plates and bios could be interwoven with the essay/interview. This allowed the curator’s perspective and voice to accompany one’s viewing of the work. The unifying size of the transparencies created a natural parallel between the various artists while the formal grid structure became a scaffold upon which positive and negative space defined discrete areas of information. Minimal use of a hairline rule also helped articulate boundaries.

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

Credits

Designer
Renate Gokl
Photographer
Erik Gould
Trim size
11 x 11 inches
Pages
48
Quantity printed
2,500
Compositor
Renate Gokl
Typeface
Bell Gothic
Papers
Utopia Two 80 lb. text, Champion Carnival 80 lb. cover
Printer
Meridian Printing
Binding method
Perfect-bound with top-grommeting
Editor
Liisa Silander
Publishers
Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design
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