Chronicling the story of contemporary art
‘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.
Book design, Production specification
‘The most beautifully produced of all the recent contemporary art surveys.’
Book review: Waterstones