Chronicling the story of contemporary art
Phaidon is the premier global publisher of the creative arts.
Commissioned to design their 500 page anthology, ‘Defining Contemporary Art’ – the book chronicles the evolution of art over a 25 year period, through 200 pivotal works by artists including Gerhard Richter, Jeff Koons and Damien Hirst. It was written and compiled by a collective who include Hans Ulrich Obrist, Bob Nickas, Bice Curiger and Daniel Birnbaum.
Our visual theme for the publication is driven by a pin-point typeface, used playfully on the cover to articulate reference points in time and meaning, and used throughout on divider pages to indicate year breaks.
- Book design
The most beautifully produced of all the recent contemporary art surveys.
Book review, Waterstones.