PAST OBJECTS BOOK
Full book design for a coffee table book published by Mark Batty Publisher.
“Past Objects” documents the collections of artifacts found by NYC amateur archeologist or “digger” Scott Jordan. The MVA worked with Mark Batty Publisher to design this book so that it felt like a gift—he kind of thing that you’d buy on impulse to give someone just because it was so cool—while fitting as much of the photography they had shot already into the book as possible.
The design is derived from 19th century archeology journals, Sotheby’s catalogs and Victorian advertising resulting in a book that is meant to have a layered feel to the design. No page truly captures something old or new but instead contains a web of references.