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Interdisciplinary Studio Update. In 2017 professors Diane Al Shihabi (interior design) and Mikesch Muecke (architecture) initiated and developed a wildly successful innovative and interdisciplinary design studio, DSN S 546 Preservation, as a collaboration with the US Department of State… — ISU Architecture (@arch_iastate) Click HERE for the whole tweet from March 2, 2022

Cover Design for The Many Faces of Venus

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We were recently hired by Zanzara Press to design the new edition of Ev Cochrane’s The Many Faces of Venus, which had been originally published in 2001. For our design we started with one of the most recognizable icons of Venus, Sandro Botticelli’s La Nascita de Venere or The Birth of Venus. Finding other representations […]

Book Design for Angels in the Snow

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We just completed the design of the late Doug Larche’s book Angels in the Snow, a novelization of the Berlin Wall musical drama of the same name. We were contacted by Doug last February to take on the design of Angels in the Snow, and by the end of August 2021 the book was ready […]

Final Design for Arvid Osterberg’s Book ‘We All Fall Down’

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polytekton completed the final design for Arvid Osterberg’s We All Fall Down: Staying Vertical in a Hazardous World, which is now available at Culicidae Press, Amazon, and brick-and-mortar stores worldwide as paperback, large-print paperback, hardback linen with dust cover, Kindle, and soon as an audio book.

Independent Book Design for Routledge

We are happy to share that polytekton was hired recently as an independent graphic designer by ISU Landscape Architecture Professor Emerita Mira Engler to design her latest book, titled Landscape Design in Color: History, Theory, and Practice, 1750 to Today, which has been accepted for publication by Routledge, a self-described “global publisher of academic books, […]

Design for Merritt-Gordon and Grosscup Book

We’re almost finished with the cover design and interior layout for Laverne Merritt-Gordon and Beau Grosscup’s book Tell Them What You Want, an inspirational coming of age story of an African-American girl (Bernie) growing up amidst the immense local and national social turmoil of the 1950s to mid 1980s. Each chapter is fronted by a photograph and […]

Design for Finnish Book on Saunas

polytekton is currently designing a book for our first Finnish client, Lassi A. Liikkanen, who is a lead digital product designer at Qvik Ltd. (Finland) and an adjunct professor at Aalto University (Finland). He earned his Ph.D. in Design in 2010 from Aalto University School of Engineering, and he has more than ten years of design […]

polytekton Wins Best Book Design for Art Book

We just won best-book design in the Art category of the 2020 Best Book Awards for our design of C. Curry Bohm: Brown Country and Beyond, edited by Daniel Kraft & Jim Ross, published by the Brauer Museum of Art at Valparaiso University in Valparaiso, Indiana. This is not our first contribution for the Brauer […]

Book Cover for Marian Clark’s These Doors at Culicidae Press

We were tasked by Culicidae Press to design the cover for Marian Clark’s latest book These Doors, an autobiographical novel about growing up in Oregon. According to the author These Doors presents Timber (Pop. 50), sequestered in the Oregon woods from which few emigrate and fewer want to. In the style of a novel where […]

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