Behind the Cover – September
We were impressed with Volume when we collaborated with them on the February 2007 cover. So when we wanted a San Francisco-based graphic-design team to work on our September cover, they seemed like the obvious choice. When we approached them, they told us they had actually created the exhibition graphics for the Academy, and all the pieces fell into place. We asked them to execute a ‘breathing buildings’ concept, but what caught our attention in their first round of designs was an image using two of Tim Griffith’s photos to convey the basic idea of the building-how the undulating green roof is shaped by the dome underneath it. The result is beautiful, simple, and clear.