The Vatican to Vegas

The Vatican to Vegas

Alan Hill Design, New York, New York, 2004

Description

This book explores four centuries of “special effects” and the way they shed light on power relations, identity and economic structures. There was an opportunity to highlight the duality of the title, between the baroque and the contemporary, to use type and image to exploit the range and contrast of subject matter covered, in an appropriate language suitable to the academic nature of the discourse. The design approach sought to exploit the subject's dramatic potential (Vegas, Hollywood, the pope-almost too many options!) while keeping in mind its academic audience of artists, art historians, historians and academic consumers of popular culture. The final solution brought together the powerful perspective of the Renaissance with an overlay referencing Star Wars, digital technologies and the collision of cultures over time.

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

Credits

Design firm
Alan Hill Design
Designer
Alan Hill
Illustrator
Giovanni Paolo Panini (front cover)
Photographer
Dave Hullfish Bailey (back cover)
Author
Norman M. Klein
Editor
Colin Robinson
Publisher
The New Press
Trim size
6.25 x 8 inches
Pages
506 pages
Quantity printed
4,600
Compositor
Dix!
Typefaces
Interstate, Interstate distorted
Jacket printer
Advanta Graphics
Paper
#80 C1S
Binder
Maple Vail
Binding method
Notch
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