Best Books of 2018

In 2018, I had a fun idea: why not create a physical book for the annual Best Books project? This process involved commissioning not only an illustrator for the art, but also a paper engineer to turn the illustrations into a book. I also designed the online piece for the year's 10 best books, which can be seen at wapo.st/bestbooks2018.

Credits: Art direction and design by Clare Ramirez; illustrations by Neiko Ng; paper engineering by Simon Arizpe; video by Allie Caren and Jayne Orenstein; hand modeling by Joanne Lee.

 

Artist Neiko Ng created these illustrations to show a few genres of books, such as romance, mystery and science fiction.

 

Paper engineer Simon Arizpe took those illustrations and turned them into a simple and cute pop-up book.

 

I also designed the print pages that ran in the Arts & Style section.

 

Behind the Scenes

Here are a few photos of the book itself, the shoot when we filmed the video topper for the online piece, and the proofs for the print pages. 

 

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