Design Project Phaidon Publishing Book Commercial Contemporary Art Catalogue Monograph Artist Contemporary Cover

Chronicling the story of contemporary art

Client:
Phaidon

‘Defining Contemporary Art’ is a 500 page anthology for Phaidon, the world’s leading arts publisher. 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 a pin-point typeface, used playfully on the cover to articulate reference points in time and meaning, and throughout on dividers to indicate chapter breaks.

Scope:
Book design, Page layout, Production specification

Phaidon Contemporary Art Publication Book Monograph Brochure Guide Branding Design Artist Sculptor Art Commercial Publishing Gallery Leeds Agency DESIGN PROJECT
Phaidon Contemporary Art Publication Book Reference Luxury Monograph Brochure Guide Branding Design Artist Sculptor Art Commercial Publishing Gallery Leeds Agency DESIGN PROJECT 1
Phaidon Contemporary Art Publication Book Reference Luxury Monograph Brochure Guide Branding Design Artist Sculptor Art Commercial Publishing Gallery Leeds Agency DESIGN PROJECT 2
Phaidon Contemporary Art Publication Book Reference Luxury Monograph Brochure Guide Branding Design Artist Sculptor Art Commercial Publishing Gallery Leeds Agency DESIGN PROJECT 3
Phaidon Contemporary Art Publication Book Reference Luxury Monograph Brochure Guide Branding Design Artist Sculptor Art Commercial Publishing Gallery Leeds Agency DESIGN PROJECT 4

‘The most beautifully produced of all the recent contemporary art surveys.’

Book review: Waterstones

Phaidon Contemporary Art Publication Book Reference Luxury Monograph Brochure Guide Branding Design Artist Sculptor Art Commercial Publishing Gallery Leeds Agency DESIGN PROJECT 5
Phaidon Contemporary Art Publication Book Reference Luxury Monograph Brochure Guide Branding Design Artist Sculptor Art Commercial Publishing Gallery Leeds Agency DESIGN PROJECT 6