Campbell Collection of Soup Tureens at Winterthur
Campbell Collection of Soup Tureens at Winterthur
Campbell Collection of Soup Tureens at Winterthur
Campbell Collection of Soup Tureens at Winterthur
Campbell Collection of Soup Tureens at Winterthur
Campbell Collection of Soup Tureens at Winterthur
Campbell Collection of Soup Tureens at Winterthur

Campbell Collection of Soup Tureens at Winterthur

studio blue, Chicago, Illinois, 2000

Description

This book catalogues the Campbell soup tureen collection at the Winterthur Museum. From the 17th to 19th centuries, soup was a consistent first course for formal meals in Europe and the Americas, and the soup tureen served as vessel, table ornament and prestigious symbol. To provide cultural context, we encouraged the museum to incorporate imagery related to the history of soup and dining in general. We introduced two pale varnishes to organize the tureens by medium, used small details and maps to flesh out the narrative, and attempted to create a structure that gracefully accommodates a variety of complex technical data. It was especially challenging to make soup tureens engaging; to create graceful structures for a range of complex technical information. The tone of the original design comes through, but the book’s structure evolved over the project’s life to work better.

Collections: 50 Books/50 Covers of 2000
Discipline: Book design
Format: Book

Credits

Design firm
studio blue
Art directors
Kathy Fredrickson, Cheryl Towler Weese
Designers
Heather Corcoran, Garrett Niksch, Cheryl Towler Weese
Production coordinator
Matt Simpson
Trim size
12 x 9 inches
Pages
260
Typefaces
Bell Gothic, Bodoni 72, Bodoni 12
Printer
Balding & Mansell
Paper
Job Parilux Dull
Binding
Smythe-sewn
Authors
Donald Fennimore, Patricia Halfpenny
Editors
Onie Rollins, Teresa Vivolo
Publisher
Winterthur Museum
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