WA: The Essence of Japanese Design
In this book about the Essence of Japanese Design, the projects are organized by material. Each chapter (wood, metal, glass, ceramics & stone, paper, fabric and synthetic materials) is indexed on the pages' front edges in red. The books is printed on craft paper and is bound Japanese Watoji style binding.
Corey Lee's San Francisco-based three Michelin starred restaurant, Benu, is a pathfinder in modern Asian food. The book is an insight into Benu's philosophy through recipes and essays.
Bruce Nauman: The True Artist
A monograph on one of the most influential artists living today. The narratively divided chapters in the book are visibly separated by wrapped images around each chapter, and function like a collection of book signatures. The reversed spine emphasizes that, and the inside out cover "breaks" the book and highlights its individual components.
AKADEMIE X: LESSONS IN ART + LIFE
This book is an open format collection of illustrated lessons in art, philosophy, and life by 36 world famous 'tutors' including Marina Abramović, Carol Bove, Ólafur Elíason, Liam Gillick, Dan Graham, Miranda July, Bob Nickas, and Richard Wentworth. The book operates like the student's personal lessons folder, with the collected images and texts from each tutor assembled in a string closure cardboard binder. The individual nature of each lesson invited different styles, although the overall aesthetics—materials, typography, colors, and structure—is inspired by office filing folders.
A monograph on Italian designer and architect Ettore Sottsass. The book is structured chronologically, and each chapter follows the five disciplines of Sottsass' work: architecture, graphic design, photography, industrial design, collector’s editions.