California Video: Artists and Histories
California Video: Artists and Histories
California Video: Artists and Histories
California Video: Artists and Histories
California Video: Artists and Histories
California Video: Artists and Histories

California Video: Artists and Histories

Getty Publications, Los Angeles, California, 2008

Description

The design challenge was to produce a system that represents the diversity of voices—artist, curator, interviewer, archivist—while also representing the book’s diverse and disorderly visual imagery. The typographic material attempts to clearly maintain informational hierarchy and strictly adheres to the grid while the images move freely on the page to give the book a more open and fluid feel. 

Juror Notes

The design challenge was to produce a system that represents the diversity of voices—artist, curator, interviewer, archivist—while also representing the book’s diverse and disorderly visual imagery. The typographic material attempts to clearly maintain informational hierarchy and strictly adheres to the grid while the images move freely on the page to give the book a more open and fluid feel.

Jurors’ Comments:
One of the best examples of a video exhibition catalogue. Video is difficult to present in book form, but the designer has made the material accessible.

Wonderful use of paper changes.

Putting contributors on the spin is a clever addition.

Collections: 50 Books/50 Covers of 2008
Discipline: Book design
Format: Book

Credits

Design firm
Getty Publications
Designer
Stuart Smith
Production coordinator
Elizabeth Kahn
Authors
Meg Cranston, Rita Gonzalez, Kathy Rae Huffman, Glenn Phillips (editor), Robert R. Riley, Steve Seid and Bruce Yonemoto
Editor
Tobi Kaplan
Publisher
Getty Publications
Trim size
9.5 x 11.75
Pages
328
Quantity printed
5,500
Compositor
Stuart Smith
Typefaces
Freight Sans, Freight Text
Printer
Asia Pacific Offset Inc.
Papers
IKPP woodfree, 140 gsm
Binder
Asia Pacific Offset Inc.
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