Book design

Artist: Guillaume Paris
Title: Mixed Blessings
Year: 2002
Publisher: Musée d’Art Moderne et Contemporain de Strasbourg / Éditions des Musées de la Ville de Strasbourg, France
Curator/Editor: Cécile Dazord
Essais by by Cécile Dazord, Jean-Luc Nancy, Stephen Wright
Interview with Hugues Marchal
Production: Paris-Musées
Three editions: French, English and Italian
Size: 25 x 21 cm [9 7/8 x 8 1/4 in.]
Number of pages: 128
Printing: Offset (4-color process on coated paper + 1 spot color on colored uncoated paper)
Binding: Softbound with flaps
Cover: Offset (4-color process on laminated paper)

This monograph was published on the occasion of Guillaume Paris’s exhibition at Musée d’Art Moderne et Contemporain de Strasbourg. It contains several essays as well as comprehensive illustrated notices on the artist’s works.
The first 80 pages of the book, printed in color and common for the three editions, reproduces all the works, with a thumbnail of each piece at the very beginning, literaly constituing a visual “index” of the book. Each thumbnail is numbered, and the same numbering system is used throughout the book. Their captions are printed inside flaps from the front and back covers, which can be folded out for easy cross-reference.
All the images in the book are set according to the same basic grid as for the index.
The book is entirely set in Times New Roman.