City Abandoned, Charting the Loss of Civic Institutions in Philadelphia
Dermot Mac Cormack
John Andrew Gallery
Design and produce a large format publication showcasing the photographer's work.
Working very closely with both the publisher and the photographer, we wanted to design a book that would compliment the powerful photography, while not detract from the work. We designed a book with a minimalist approach, both typographically, and aesthetically. We also opted for printing duotones and spot gray colors, to get the best possible reproduction for the imagery. We were also determined, through the use of paper stock and materials, to produce a book that would both look and feel good in the reader's hands.
The final book is 160 pages, cloth bound, with a foil embossed cover, feels cool to the touch and the design and printing bring the weighty subject matter to the fore, and the overall aesthetic gives the book its minimalist feel.