For those of you who were won­der­ing why I sud­denly dis­ap­peared for the last months, this is one of the reasons.

Voilà , the »Big Mies«!

It’s a heavy 288 pages book about the interi­ors and fur­niture of Lud­wig Mies van der Rohe and his stu­dio. There are a lot of beau­ti­ful unpub­lished pic­tures in it, really worth to look at. Espe­cially the »Glassroom« and the images of Berlin’s city life of the twen­ties and thirties.

The idea for the lay­out was to make it look (of course) as simple as pos­sible, but also eleg­ant and styl­ish. When you think about Mies’ work, you know, that this really is a high chal­lange, when you don’t want to make the book look just bor­ing. There­fore I used the great Univers (light only) and tried to »waste« a lot of white space to sup­port the duo­tone images. The grit is clear but also flex­ible enough for the dif­fernt sizes of the images.

I was actu­ally work­ing on two books; one in Ger­man, the oth­er one in English.

Many thanks to the great team of the Hatje Cantz Ber­lin office to make this book possible.

Mies and Mod­ern Living
288 pp., 373 ills., 24,00 x 28,00 cm

Cli­ent: Hatje Cantz Berlin