Costas Kondylis is the man most likely responsible for not only the way Manhattan looks today but also developing the basis of how New York City will look in the future. He has built thousands of stories all over the Greater New York Area, and the world, 86 buildings of which are in Manhattan. The Real Deal Magazine produced a film documenting the work and life of this legendary architect. After “Building Stories” was completed, they asked Squat Design to brand the film (soon to be seen on PBS) and its premier as well as research, write, compilate and graphic design the accompanying book.
Squat Design provided motion graphics for the film. We designed the promotional poster, e-brochure, ticket, evite and print invitation to the red-carpet gala premier. The DVD and its packaging was conceptualized and created by us, as well as the book. The book is comprised of photographs of Mr. Kondylis, family photos, drawings of buildings taken from Mr. Kondylis’ sketch book, a life and work timeline which visualizes the major impact Mr. Kondylis has made in the world of architecture and original illustrations of iconic figures such as Donald Trump, who appear in the film.