Cover Design for C. Curry Bohm Exhibition Catalogue

book cover

Here are some draft versions of an exhibition catalogue design project I’m currently working on for the Brauer Museum of Art at Valparaiso University. This project is a continuation of my design work for Valparaiso University which started last year with the David Austen exhibition catalogue. ETA for the Curry Bohm catalogue is November 2019. […]

Cover Design for Film Book Project

Cardullo book cover

We just completed the design for a proposed book by R. J. Cardullo called Close Watching: Fifteen Don’t-Miss Movies for the Film Aficionado, 1922-1983. We designed the cover and the interior for the book which will remain an unrealized project due to questions about the authenticity of the text in the book. Nevertheless, the cover […]

David Austen Photography Exhibition Catalogue

polytekton was hired by the Valparaiso University Brauer Museum of Art to design the exhibition catalogue for David Robert Austen. The resulting book, Being Australian Under A Southern Sun: All I Really Know Is What I See was published by the Brauer Museum of Art at Valparaiso University on September 17. 2018. The exhibition at […]

Cover Design for Naegele’s Guide to the Only Good Architecture in Iowa

Naegele book cover

We just completed the final version of the cover and interior (with some prior design work by Ruixue Jia) for architect and scholar Daniel Naegele’s Guide to the Only Good Architecture in Iowa, a book Professor of Architecture Mary McLeod calls “a pure delight [that shows] not only Naegele’s deep knowledge of the architecture and […]

Logo for Musca Press

We were tasked with designing a logo for the newly established Musca Press, an imprint of Culicidae Press. Since ‘musca’ means fly in Latin, our first move was to consider wings of flies that might be incorporated into the design (see samples below). The we worked on the typography, considering the fonts for the mother […]

New Cover for Ben Jacks’ Book

Working on an updated cover for Ben Jacks’ forthcoming book A House and its Atmosphere via Culicidae Architectural Press with a blurb by David Leatherbarrow, Professor and Chair of the Graduate Group in Architecture at the University of Pennsylvania. Client: Culicidae Architectural Press Project: Book Cover

Poster Design for Sounding Rome

Miriam Zach, the Charles and Mary Sukup Endowed Artist in Organ, tasked us with the design for a poster of a lecture/recital at which she presents music by Roman composers to students who plan to spend the Spring semester 2018 in the eternal city to study architecture. The event will take place on Monday, 11 […]

Cover Designs for Rachel Longstaff Book

Final version of cover as published. This summer we were tasked by Culicidae Press to design a cover for a forthcoming book by Rachel Odhner Longstaff called In the Shadow of the Dragon’s Back: A Young American Girl in South Africa During the Early Years of Apartheid. The book is a memoir about Longstaff growing […]

St. Miriam in Her Study

After rotating Miriam’s house organ in the Maison de la Musique, and viewing the scene from the west looking east, I recalled Antonello da Messina’s St. Jerome in His Study as I saw Miriam play the organ for the first time in its new position. Since the wall behind the organ was somewhat plain (not […]

Book Cover for Careri’s “Walkscapes”

Culicidae Architectural Press is releasing a new English edition of Francesco Careri’s classic Walkscapes: Walking as An Aesthetic Practice this fall, and we were asked to design the interior and the cover. The book was republished in Spanish in 2012, and the original bilingual English/Spanish edition is no longer in print. The book is both […]