Design Arts Utah Catalog 2018

Catalog Design

 

The purpose of this project was to develop a concept and design for an exhibition catalog for the DesignArts Utah ’18 juried exhibition at the Rio Gallery in downtown Salt Lake City. The Division of Arts & Museums, Design Arts Utah program is dedicated to the promotion of excellence in the diverse fields of design in Utah. This annual exhibition honors and celebrates Utah’s great designers and provides a valuable platform for viewers to learn about and engage with the design community. This catalog highlights the works
of the juried honorees of this exhibition.
In 1972 legendary industrial designer Henry Dreyfuss published the Symbol Sourcebook, A Comprehensive Guide to International Graphic Symbols;
a visual database that includes over 20,000 symbols still widely used by designers today. The symbols featured in this catalog are sourced from this book and represent the design methods utilized by the awarded designers. 

Design Arts Utah Catalog 2017

Catalog Design

 

The purpose of this project was to develop a concept and design for an exhibition catalog for the DesignArts Utah ’17 juried exhibition at the Rio Gallery in downtown Salt Lake City. The Division of Arts & Museums, Design Arts Utah program is dedicated to the promotion of excellence in the diverse fields of design in Utah. This annual exhibition honors and celebrates Utah’s great designers and provides a valuable platform for viewers to learn about and engage with the design community. This catalog highlights the works of the juried honorees of this exhibition.
Legendary product designer Dieter Rams identifies “good design” as being innovative, useful, aesthetic, understandable, unobtrusive, honest, long-lasting, thorough, sustainable and minimal. The award-winning designs featured in this annual juried exhibition are extraordinary examples of these ten principles. With this in mind, this catalog integrates these words into the cover art, while also pointing to Utah as a place where good design happens. The mass of arrows that populate the cover represent this; while also signifying the many options, iterations and directions that occur throughout
the design process as the arrows move towards a single idea/solution. 

Design Arts Utah Catalog 2015

Catalog Design 

 

The annual Utah Arts & Museums Design Arts juried competition and exhibition recognizes outstanding works by professional and student designers residing
in Utah. The concept behind the catalog design and size (4.75”x7.125”) is of a
field guide, a companion book for the exhibition. Since field guides are used to identify items in the “field”; this booklet serves as the perfect navigation piece
for the exhibition. It helps viewers distinguish all the works in the exhibit, while providing information about each featured designer and their work. Its small size allows visitors to easily take it home and reference later. The cover and interior design takes inspiration from the format and look of classic bird and animal
field guides, with a more modern approach to the typesetting. The interior
cover incorporates a pattern of elements associated with design arts, while symbolically representing Utah themed motifs such as the emblem of a bee,
the map of Utah and the Rio Grande Depot signage; the location where the exhibit is featured.