A Sea Change
2019 is drawing to close at lightning speed. Before the curtain goes all the way down, let me share some news.
When you're in the book business you understand how many players it takes to publish a new volume. In my studio, the people that I work with side by side on an almost daily basis are crucial to the success of this practice.
So, I would like to begin with an exciting announcement that my good friend and colleague David Evans Frantz is joining the team here at Content Object starting in January. If you already know David, then you understand him as the deft curator that he is. What you might not know, is that he is also highly skilled in all things publishing. He will be C/O's studio manager and I look forward to what he has to bring to the mix—as you should, too.
That said, Lisa Doran will be leaving Content Object at the end of this year, due to personal reasons. Lisa has been an invaluable co-conspirator here and has truly been the glue that has held the seams of C/O intact. Below are a list of books that she helped to shepherd through from beginning to end. She will be sorely missed.
Now, I would like to also introduce C/O's new design assistant extraordinaire, Sam Wagner. Sam has moored his ship here in LA by way of Minnesota. He holds a degree from USC in 3D design and Italian (which has already come in handy). These are the formal stats. I would also describe Sam as a lifelong learner, hungry for knowledge with an especially keen eye for type.
Happy holidays to all and let's hope for good 20/20 vision in the new year.
All the best,
Phillip K. Smith III: Ten Columns
Cauleen Smith: Take it Or Leave it
The ICA at the University of Pennsylvania
Todd Gray: Euclidean Gris Gris
Pomona College Museum of Art
Eddo Stern: Games After Life
Beall Center for Art + Technology, UC Irvine
Forthcoming Titles for 2020
Life and the Power of Photography
Princeton University Museum of Art
Roy Lichtenstein: History in the Making, 1948–1960
Colby Museum of Art
Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA)
Yesterday we said tomorrow
Prosepct.5 New Orleans
Alison Saar: Of Aether and Earthe
Pomona College Museum of Art and the Armory
Nayland Blake: No Wrong Holes
Gerald Clarke: Falling Rock
Palm Springs Museum of Art
(frontispiece) Nineteen Nineteen
The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens