Complete book design for London-based artist Merlin Carpenter’s book documenting his series of exhibitions entitled The Opening. Carpenter produced all of the paintings for The Opening during launch events staged at galleries in New York, Los Angeles, Berlin, Zurich, London and Brussels between 2007 and 2009. The front section of the book combines essays by Caroline Busta with a showcase of each event using grids of reportage photography presented as though cropped from a larger document. The back section catalogues each of the resulting paintings alongside an email exchange between George Baker, Merlin Carpenter and his publisher. We created the custom headline font, Merlin, especially for the project.

This project was included in the 2012 D&AD Annual.

Merlin Carpenter – The Opening
Sternberg Press

Merlin Carpenter — The Opening