Celebrating the exhibition, Captivating Calligraphy, held at the British Museum, this commemorative volume features calligraphic work and scenes from the live calligraphy demonstration by artist and philanthropist, Dr Handa Haruhisa.
Inspired by shikishi, a traditional washi board favored by calligraphers, haiku poets and artists alike, I designed this book to mirror the square format.
I was fortunate to have the opportunity to work with a photographer who captured the intimate and spiritual practice of text and image making. I have profound respect for Japanese art, which often explores perfection in imperfection. Asymmetry, spontaneity and energy within the quiet are fundamental to beauty. These delicate sensibilities are embedded in the design of the book.
Background image: yeven popov
Museum of Human Kindness
The first Museum of Human Kindness exhibition was supported by a number of organizations and individuals as we raised much of the funds through crowdfunding.
The catalogue is therefore as much a documentation of the stories of kindness, art inspired by the stories and the people who gave us their generosity to make the vision of turning stories into art a reality.
I was responsible for the production of the book, including design, photographic direction, copy writing and editorial work and print production.
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Beauty in Detail: Japanese Dolls by Ohno Hatsuko
For this bilingual publication, I focused on heightening the beauty and serenity of the dolls. With a clean, calm and elegant palette, the book celebrates the exquisite craftsmanship of Japanese doll maker, Ohno Hatsuko.
The book, written by Ohno’s daughter, Mori Mika, is a publication that celebrates Ohno’s lifetime achievement and her major posthumous exhibition held at the Museum of Asian Art in Corfu, Greece.
Beauty in Detail – Japanese Art Dolls by Ohno Hatsuko (2015)