Slippurinn: Recipes and Stories from Iceland

Phaidon Press


This debut book by Icelandic chef Gísli Matt, who built his restaurant Slippurinn in a historic shipyard building of the Vestmannaeyjar island. The island’s landscape was changed forever by the lava flow from a 1973 erupted volcano.

Gísli created a menu that reflects his extensive research into traditional Icelandic dishes to preserve local culinary knowledge while applying a modern approach for a cuisine.

The Icelandic landscape has the most out of this world color palette. The gradient on the book’s cover is an attempt to recreate that in print.

Gísli’s complex multi-part recipes needed a layout solution that individually binds the ingredients and the preparations for each part of the dish, while still keeping the recipe as a whole.

Atlas of Furniture Design

Vitra Design Museum


Published by the Vitra Design Museum, the Atlas of Furniture Design is an in-depth history of modern furniture design from the late 18th century until today, featuring 1,740 objects, spanning over 1,028 pages, and covering four epochs in modern furniture design history, starting in 1780 until the present day.

The museum's immense furniture collection is the foundation for this book, which took over 20 years to research. This project required an intuitive way-finding system. The solution was a cross referencing system of color-coded dots and object numbers to allow the reader to easily navigate through the atlas. The colors represent the different typologies of furniture in the book.

The system appears in all sections of the books - in object texts, infographics, and a large range of endmatter materials and indexes.

Much of the high volume information in the book is presented by numerous infographics spreads, providing multiple overviews on political and cultural events, styles and movements, as well as techniques and materials that changed and influenced furniture design throughout history.

DESTE Foundation


For the exhibition Ametria curator Roberto Cuoghi collected art pieces and artifacts from the Benaki Museum in Athens, and paired them together with pieces from the contemporary collection of Dakis Joannau of the DESTE Foundation, to create a radical exercise in the de-canonization of the curatorial method. The maze-like structure of the show enabled endless navigation paths, resulting in different experiences for each visitor. The installation was composed out of rigidly arranged rectangular black boxes, lit from their bottoms, and the objects were presented on or inside them, without titles or captions, creating an even more challenging and solitary experience. The catalogue follows the documentation of the exhibition and replicates the displays 1:1 two-dimensionally on its black pages. The book block is covered completely in deep black, except a hint of light from the bottom page edges. Each copy was carefully hand sprayed in an auto body shop.


Phaidon Press


The most comprehensive book on architect and designer Marcel Breuer (1902-1981), looking in detail at all the houses, furniture, and public buildings he designed In Europe and the United States–from his beginning at the Bauhaus through his collaboration with Walter Gropius, and the establishment of his own practice in the USA.

The case of this hardcover volume is made out of a through-dyed, thermo-reactive paper that gives the impression of concrete, with the type and cover elements screen-printed in white.

Whitney Museum / Fort Worth


This catalogue, for Frank Stella's retrospective at the Whitney Museum of American Art and the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, is the most comprehensive presentation of Stella’s career to date, showcasing his prolific output from the mid-1950s to the present through approximately 100 works, including paintings, reliefs, maquettes, sculptures, and drawings. The book's cover is die cut to the contour of Stella's shaped-canvas piece Conway I.