What is there to say about these? Eric Hansen’s photos are breathtaking. After sorting through hundreds of options, I decided to use the images as silhouettes on a pure black background, as opposed to the lighter colors usually associated with these types of products. The result led to a much more sophisticated solution. Then, the use of color made an enormous impact on the interior of the address book. Making my way through the images was exhausting (in a good way) but double-checking the actual names was just plain exhausting – but necessary. No detail left unturned over here! All of the little printing wrinkles were fun as well, even if I had to learn a little Mandarin Chinese to convey what I wanted.
The following holiday season, a funny thing happened with these pieces. I gave them out as gifts and they officially became the first thing that I ever produced that my entire family seemed to like! When you are in design, it can be so difficult to explain exactly what it is you do, but this provided the perfect (and lovely) platform.