Alexis Rockman

Book Series Design

Alexis Rockman is an American contemporary artist best known for his visionary work depicting futuristic landscapes and scenes—as they might exist impacted by climate change, and as influenced by genetic engineering and evolution. Other work of his shifts into the realm of naturalistic observations—recorded in various site-specific media. A series of three exhibitions showcases this: East End Field Drawings (Parrish Art Museum), A Natural History of New York City (Salon 94), and New Mexico Field Drawings (Site Santa Fe).

Catalogues for each exhibition were designed and produced, working closely with Rockman on both layout and accuracy of color reproduction. The consistent size of the catalogues is based on the proportions of vintage Golden Nature Guides, a noted source of inspiration for Rockman’s work. The field guides were also referenced when designing the catalogue covers. Most notably for East End Field Drawings, which mimics the Golden Guides’ cover typography in addition to their collage-like arrangement of drawings.