Monograph design is completely inspired by Ando’s poetics. The covers are based on Ando’s signature – concrete with visible traces of formwork – the process of genesis that becomes a shaping quality.
Tracing paper gives an impression of airiness and play of light and shadow, which evoke the beam of light at the Chichu Art Museum, as well as the gradual sensory adaptation.
Typography reflects sequential, authoritative lines of walls that radiate peace and dignity. Subtle typographical play on the title page reveals Ando’s name and is contrasted by an effective typography on the spine.