THAT BOOK, Family Bible, was designed with an intricate portrait of an extended family celebrating their patriarch’s 80th birthday at its heart. He refused to travel so we were invited to his house to create a catered party for the occasion, and collaborated with a ‘hip’ local hotel to do a pop-up, with outstanding ‘local’ food and custom drinks.
The main event of the day–a detailed portrait to illustrate the family’s story-saw us transform the garage into a dreamy wonderland. Basing our concept for the picture on interwoven narratives of the family, given to us previously by our client, we brought in our team of Set-Designers, Wardrobe Stylists and Makeup artists to make magic. For icing on this delicious cake, we then turned the whole behind-the-scenes story of the day into a 200-page edition of our beautiful, archival art-object, THAT BOOK, so that the family can celebrate this day forever, and share it with future generations.
The concept for the book design is ‘Punk Bible’. The family’s Bible was such a remarkable detail of their story that we felt it should be encapsulated by it, so for the cover we photographed its front cover and used the picture to create brasses for debossing. We then wrapped the book in pink velvet fabric as a reference to the avant-garde nature of these particular people and metallic hot foil-stamped it with the pattern from their historical book. Inside selected pages have been laminated for a low-fi 80’s feel, the biographies provided by our client included, and pages of fabric incorporated to remind the family of the dress-up element to the day. Every detail was designed about them, and for them––entirely specific to them.
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We cannot wait to collaborate with you on your photography experience, no matter where in the world. We can even help you conceive and design the details of your event, before we capture it with photography, and bind it into a luxury heirloom art-object to be treasured for generations.