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First and foremost, we acknowledge with heartfelt thanks the luminous
designers who made this publication possible. We are grateful not only
for their generosity in sharing their extraordinary work and inspirational
ideas, but even more thankful to them for creating the work in the
ﬁ rst place.
Thank you to Kristin Ellison, Rockport’s acquisitions editor, who invited
us to do this project; and to Penny Stratton, copy editor; Rochelle
Bourgault, project manager; and Regina Grenier, design project manager.
We are also indebted to our colleagues at the Rhode Island School of
Design who have been our mentors and friends; and are very appreciative
of a Faculty Professional Development Grant that supported our travel to
Berlin to interview many of the designers.
A special thank you to our neighbors John and Tina Malouf, for forcing
us to leave the studio every so often, and also to our friends Alison Angel
and Donald Russell for encouragement, editing, and entertainment
along the way.
Nancy Skolos and Thomas Wedell
Principals in Skolos-Wedell, an interdisciplinary design and
Husband and wife, the two work to diminish the boundaries between
graphic design and photography—creating collaged three-dimensional
images inﬂ uenced by modern painting, technology, and architecture.
With a home/studio halfway between Boston and Providence, they
balance their commitments to professional practice and teaching at the
Rhode Island School of Design.
The studio’s work has received numerous awards and has been widely
published and exhibited. Skolos-Wedell’s posters are included in the
graphic design collections of the Museum of Modern Art, the
Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Library of Congress, the Israel
Museum (Jerusalem), the Museum für Gestaltung (Zurich), and the
Bibliothèque Nationale de France. Skolos is an elected member of the
Alliance Graphique Internationale.
ABOUT THE AUTHORS
BOOK AND COVER DESIGN
Nancy Skolos, Thomas Wedell
Asya Palatova, Leanna Harada
Prensa and Relay
The Font Bureau, Inc.
CERAMIC DISPLAY LETTERS
Frank J. Mitten Company
(The letters were found at a
yard sale in Erie,
by Kenneth R. Krayer Jr.)
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