Harold Town

full book design / art and illustrated books
Client: Figure 1 Publishing
Author: Iris Nowell
Art Director: Jessica Sullivan
This was a dream job: designing a fully-illustrated, full-colour survey book on the life and works of the Canadian artist Harold Town, someone I had studied in school and whose art I have admired for decades. Because his career spanned most of the mid-twentieth-century, I opted for typefaces and a two-column layout reminiscent of many art books and catalogues from the 1950s to 1970s, and then basically let the design step aside so the reader could focus on all of the artwork.