The mandate of this project was to design a book jacket when assigned an artist at random draw. I chose Rachel Whiteread, an English artist best known for her sculptures. Afterwards, interior spreads would be created and adapted for use on a digital tablet.
First, images and text had to be collected for use when designing the book. One unique challenge to this project was finding a suitable image for use on the cover. With the help of Reddit, a man named Moritz B. Langer came to the rescue and took a magnificient close up shot of the Judenplatz Memorial in Vienna, Austria.
The book and it's concept had to be unique, something that was fun to produce and exciting to work on. Envisioning a unison of metal and paper from the start, I planned to have this book sit in a fabric-wrapped foam bed inside a tin container. It's gives the whole project a very industrial feel, thus reflecting the nature of the paper and printing industry. This book can be used as a manual to help designers or printers alike better understand various things about paper and printing techniques.
The outcome of the finished book and its tablet version is a clean and sophisticated art book. The layout is dynamic and respects the use of large images to best show Rachel’s work.