MALISSA SMITH
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Chinatown Book

 
 

Chinatown Book

This book was a gift for my boyfriend, whose favorite neighborhood in NYC is Chinatown. It highlights Chinatown's notorious history of gang activity and its infamous streets where it all went down—with restaurant recommendations sprinkled throughout, of course. 

The pages are french-folded and then stitched together using a method of Japanese stab binding. Tucked away in the back cover is a map of landmarks and important streets that are detailed throughout the book. 

 

What I Did:

Art Direction
Photography
Layout design
Bookbinding

 
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French Folded Pages

The pages were French Folded to give them some extra weight and add a bit of interest. 

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Book Photography: Saxon Campbell