Younger than Jesus Artist Directory introduces over 500 of the best artists under 33 years of age from around the world. It was assembled by a worldwide team of curators, writers, teachers, critics and artists during the research phase of the New Museum’s new triennial exhibition, ‘Younger than Jesus’.
Aiming to create a well-functioning directory, I took the Yellow Pages as my visual reference. All elements, graphic and physical, were borrowed and then re-interpreted.
The book is typeset in Bell Centennial, a typeface designed by Matthew Carter in 1970s for telecommunications company AT&T for its telephone directories, which is still in use. The book is printed on a rough newsprint, its cover features A to Z of artists shown inside. Each letter of the alphabet is different, reflecting the diversity of the work.