last thursday night a few hundred of us gathered to celebrate the final episode of design by the book, and to see the finished projects created by julia rothman, rebecca kutys, john pomp, lorena barrezueta and mike perry. to say the night was magical would be the best way i could describe the feeling of the event from start to finish (more photos here).
the nypl was kind enough to let us use celeste bartos forum, which was one of the most beautiful historic spaces i’ve ever seen in nyc. combine that with delicious cupcakes from baked (thanks renato and matt!), beautiful artwork and design and hundreds of happy faces and you’ve got one heck of a fun evening.
so today its’ bittersweet to be posting the final episode of our 4-part series, design by the book. i’m so thrilled to share the gorgeous final products that everyone made, but i’m sad to say goodbye to what has easily been the best project i’ve done with d*s in the past 4 and a half years. i’ll miss my library friends and spending time with each artist, but thankfully the library is always open to the public so hopefully we’ll meet again among the stacks.
i just wanted to say a special thank you to amy azzarito, james murdock, jessica pigza, the nypl, julia rothman, lorena barrezueta, rebecca kutys, mike perry and john pomp for being a part of this process. i had so much fun and i’m so proud of the work everyone did.
after the jump i’ll be sharing all of the final projects, as well as all four episodes of design by the book. if you’d prefer to watch them on youtube together, just click here.
ps: a big thank you to wnyc for covering the event!
[FINAL PRODUCT: pages from Mike Perry's zine. Available on Mike's site soon, email him to pre-order]
[FINAL PRODUCT: Lighting by John Pomp, inspired by the NYPL's hallway fixtures.]
[FINAL PRODUCT: Patterns by Julia Rothman, inspired by a book on international navy uniforms and symbols]
[FINAL PRODUCT: Porcelain skeleton figures, vases and bud vase by Lorena Barrezeuta. Send Lorena a note right here if you'd like to pre-order]
design by the book: episode 1
design by the book: episode 2
design by the book: episode 3
design by the book: episode 4