Iron at Winterthur
Iron at Winterthur
Iron at Winterthur
Iron at Winterthur
Iron at Winterthur
Iron at Winterthur

Iron at Winterthur

Studio Blue, Chicago, Illinois, 2005

Description

We wanted to design a book that conveyed the gritty resilience of cast-iron objects, which were often used because they could withstand extreme temperatures and conditions. We used extremely large type and black solids, along with details that highlighted the surfaces and textures of cast iron. We also wanted to evoke a sense of a past when the only advertising was print, and tone was conveyed through typographic nuance, so we created “broadsides” using type excerpts as section dividers.

Juror Notes

With its bold type treatment and in-your-face duotone images that are as strong as the subject, Iron rises above the genre of hefty museum catalog, where the type typically takes a polite backseat to tan-colored” images. The decision to forgo color here was maybe a risky one, but one that paid big dividends, creating a museum catalog in which subject and design are commonly, but surprisingly, joined.

Collections: 50 Books/50 Covers of 2005
Discipline: Book design
Format: Book

Credits

Design firm
Studio Blue
Creative directors
Kathy Fredrickson, Cheryl Towler Weese
Designers
Tammy Baird, Cheryl Towler Weese, Maia Wright
Photographers
Lazlo Bodo, George J. Fistrovich
Production coordinator
Carolyn Heidrich
Author
Donald L. Fennimore
Trim size
11 x 9.5 inches
Pages
428
Quantity printed
2,000
Typefaces
Tribute, OL Franklin Wide, Bureau Grotesque
Papers
Biberist Allegro Silk, Invercote Creato Matte
Binding method
Smyth sewn
Publisher/client
Winterthur Museum
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