2008 May—Untitled

CITIZEN:Citizen Launches Book

Untitled: The Book as Object
Joe Gebbia
May 25, 2008

CITIZEN:Citizen’s curation and production of the work of avant garde artists and designers has changed the landscape of design in North America. Under license, CITIZEN: Citizen produces and distributes its collection through the leading luxury and art retailers whilst working closely with private clients and dealers.

CITIZEN:Citizen’s unique view of the merging disciplines of design, art and fashion has brought it cultural recognition across the globe. Its work is part of the permanent collection at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and has appeared within museums across America and Europe, including the MoMA, Cooper Hewitt and the Guggenheim Museums.

Chronicle Books:

Founded in 1967, Chronicle Books has developed a reputation as one of the most admired and respected publishing companies in the United States. Known for its ability to challenge conventional publishing wisdom, setting trends in both subject and format, Chronicle has built an international reputation for award-winning, distinctive publishing that is instantly recognizable for its spirit, creativity, and value.

Chronicle published Nick Bantock’s groundbreaking 1991 book Griffin & Sabine, a production-intensive illustrated novel that explored the medium of the book as art form by combining a pop-up book with conceptual narrative. More recently, Chronicle has produced distinctive publishing with a number of the most innovative designers and studios around, including IDEO, Steven Heller and Louise Flli, Modern Dog, Push Pin Studios, Steven Skov Holt and Mara Holt Skov, Pentagram, Rex Ray, and Hatch Show Print. Chronicle continues to collaborate with artists, designers, and manufacturers to create sophisticated and critically acclaimed books unlike any other trade publisher.

For more information about Chronicle Books, visit www.chroniclebooks.com

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