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A Tenement Story

Contributed by Stephen Coles on Feb 7th, 2015. Artwork published in .
    A Tenement Story 1
    Source: AIGA Design Archives. License: All Rights Reserved.

    “The [Lower East Side Tenement Museum] needed a signature publication to be sold in the shop. Originally I’d envisioned a comprehensive historical overview of tenement life. The client pared down the scope and shifted the focus to include museum background material. I then decided to alter column widths and margins in each of the sections to reflect what I saw as differing voices within the text. In keeping with the low budget—and art of widely varying quality—I was drawn to some site photos documenting the dilapidation and the textures of the building in its original state.” — Angela Voulangas

    A Tenement Story 2
    Source: AIGA Design Archives. License: All Rights Reserved.


    • Giza
    • Knockout
    • FF Scala Sans




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    3 Comments on “A Tenement Story

    1. P.R. Gramly says:
      Dec 16th, 2015  12:06 am

      Where is FF Scala used in this book? Is used for the main text for which there is no sample image?

    2. Dec 16th, 2015  6:54 am

      That could be, but I don’t know. FF Scala Sans (not FF Scala) is used for the image credits, see the second image. I have adjusted the typeface credits.

    3. Dec 16th, 2015  2:42 pm

      Thanks for the correction, guys. I found this on AIGA Design Archives where “FF Scala” was credited and I neglected to add the “Sans”. No other images with text there, unfortunately.

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