The Illuminated Mess

Book Design

The Illuminated Mess is a collection of works by the painter Joseph P. Kucinski. The paintings in this series were inspired by e.e. cummings: a selection of poems. The painter had professional photos taken of the paintings, and collected several essays about the work. I designed the book and the layout. The book accompanied the sale of any of the paintings, and was sold by itself. Each book was carefully packaged by the artist, down to details including a hand-stamped wax seal.