The Nest is a book about process – the process of designing and how it changes both what we make and who we are. The book is largely focused on a series of posters created in celebration of the exhibition Inside Out & Upside Down: Posters from CalArts 1970–2019.
Conceived and designed by Scott Massey, The Nest documents his use of appropriation, collage, layering and re-working to generate 200 unique and vibrant compositions that each tell a different story about creative discovery.
Using elements that represent the history and range of the storied CalArts poster archive, the project explores aesthetic strategies brought to life by blending both digital and analog processes. Layer by layer, step by step, The Nest closely examines each phase of designing those 200 posters. It is a celebration of process and a deep dive into the ever-evolving design values that guide one along the creative process.
The Nest contains conversations and writing by Denise Gonzales Crisp & Gail Swanlund / Ed Fella & Martin Venezky / Bijan Berahimi, Stefano Giustiniani & Laura Bernstein / Ethan A. Stewart / Juliette Bellocq & Louise Sandhaus / Ian Lynam / Paul Sahre, George Bates & Scott Massey / David Karwan & Michael Worthington / Joseph Conway / Martin Venezky & Jon Sueda.
Slanted, 272pp, 21.6cm × 27.8cm, illustrated (offset with fluorescent and metallic spot colours), hardcover, 2022
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