Project: Naming, Paperback design and production, advertisements, and microsite
Client: MIT Technology Review
From the retro logo design to the warm uncoated paper stock, all aesthetic and production choices for this collection of short stories are intended to evoke dimestore novels from the golden age of science fiction.
Supporting the project are a coordinating print advertising campaign and a digital prospectus/microsite.
Contributors: Emily Dunkle, Jane Allen, Brent Turner
Trade Book & Marketing Materials
Project: Lift Thine Eyes
Client: Northfield Mount Hermon School
Dimensions: 11.875" x 9"
Two years in the making, Lift Thine Eyes is a 256-page case- and perfect-bound book that tells the story of how the Northfield and Mount Hermon schools came into being and evolved into the NMH of today. More than 300 archival photographs, maps, architectural drawings, and contemporary images make this book a compelling historical document and a rich visual experience.
Limited Edition Book Series
Project: 4 by Poe
Client: Full Bleed Editions
Dimensions: 5.675" x 8.5"
4 by Poe is a fully-illustrated collection of four short stories by Edgar Allan Poe. Each story was published quarterly as an individually-bound limited-edition softcover volume.
As with a magazine, readers could either subscribe to the series or collect individual issues. And each delivery was a surprise – subscribers never knew which story was being published next.
The page layout is based on the Golden Canon, a paragon of rational order and serene balance – inverted for Poe's tales of disorder and madness. The opening type treatments are inspired by poster designs from the Antebellum era. And each story includes footnotes that help clarify Poe’s asides, jokes, and references.
The display type is Tamerlane. This bespoke font is based on the frontispiece of Poe's first published work, and was designed and developed exclusively for this project.
The series was printed in Massachusetts on SFI-certified paper using a digital offset press.
I gave a talk about the project at TEDxBoston in 2010.