"Do Ho Suh: Portal" documents Do Ho Suh's 2015 eponymous artwork and the process of its creation. Throughout the book, the design accentuates the transparency and ghostliness of the resin piece. Mimicking how the work looks against dark backgrounds, the title type is contrasted in gloss UV ink against the matte lamination of the cover. Both gloss and matte varnishes are used in the interior to create a similar effect. The light turquoise endpapers and head and tail bands reference the colored tint in the resin material. The process section is printed on uncoated paper, which relates back to the early sketches that Do Ho Suh made during the project’s conception. The textures, varnishes, material colors, and paper types used all point to distinct qualities present in the artwork and come together to tell a complete story.
Trim Size: 9.5 x 12.25 in.
Number of Pages: 104
Binding Method: smyth-sewn hardcover
Paper: 170 gsm Perigord matte coated, 140 gsm Arena natural uncoated
Typefaces: Suisse Int'l, Ian Party / Swiss Typefaces
Book Designer: Julia Ma
Jacket/Cover Designer: Julia Ma
Do Ho Suh: Portal
Book and Cover
Winner - AIGA 50 Books | 50 Covers of 2022
Book Title: Do Ho Suh: Portal
Design Firm/Agency: Miko McGinty Inc.
Publisher: DelMonico Books
Author/Editor: Amie Corry
“Such a treat to see the magic of this work and then learn how it was done. Really nice balance of stunningly sequenced imagery and process/development drawings created an immersive, unforgettable experience with great support from the spare, methodical design.”
- 50 Books Winner