Design a large-format, 5-color, 224 page book for Lita Albuquerque's Stellar Axis, the first large-scale, ephemeral artwork created on the continent of Antarctica. The artwork features a 400 foot array of 99 ultramarine blue spheres aligned with the 99 brightest stars to create a map of the sky above.
Encased in a slipcase, the book reflects the artists use of materials, and features an ultramarine blue finish with a debossed, gold foil-stamped map of the 99 brightest stars in the southern hemisphere. The book includes excerpts from the artists diary along with a customized typeface, informed by artists use of archeoastronomy. In response to the theme of "earth as clock," the center of the book features a single red page that demarcates the winter solstice during which the artist performed a sacred ritual on the ice.
The book accompanied the exhibition Stellar Axis and was launched at the 2014 Art + Environment Conference with high praise from the publisher, artist and museum.