Voyages is a book of fine arts photos by Anderson & Low. They wanted me to design something very subtle and elegant for this project. I have treated this book like an art gallery with a lot of white walls to give the photos the main focus. The title on the cover is lightly debossed for minimal exposure and to keep the reader intrigued. This project felt something like a love letter and this is the most romantic project for us to date.
Anderson & Low about Voyages:
Voyages continues the exploration of several recurrent themes Anderson & Low’s work: the relationship between fantasy, artifice and perceived reality, pushing the boundaries of what a photograph is “supposed to do”, and relating these concepts to art history.
These images depict the ship models from the Science Museum’s extraordinary stores, re-presented and re-imagined through elegant means: simply by not removing the protective sheeting that covers the model ships, that additional layer acts as a prism, separating out an entire spectrum of previously hidden dramas for these tiny facsimiles. Looking through this additional layer realigns both scale and context. In this process associations have emerged with historical depictions of ships and seas, and hidden sagas are revealed. The models have taken on magical new forms, some like legendary vessels emerging from sinister fogs to stalk and surprise an enemy, others as if lost and drifting at sea, or waiting for the tide to turn, or caught in a terrifying storm.