Manikin: The Art and Architecture of Anthony C. Lewis
Graphic design of a book on the work of Trinidadian architect, Anthony C. Lewis
In 2008 I started work as graphic design consultant at acla:works – a leading Caribbean architectural practice. A few months into my position, one of the firm’s directors, Brian Lewis, asked me to design a book on the life and work of Anthony C. Lewis, the firm’s founding father (also Brian’s father) and the first Trinidad-born architect to set up practice locally. It was a lengthy and intense process: we had to edit down Tony’s extensive oeuvre and, as designer, I had to find an accurate balance of text and some 350 images over the span of 220 pages. This was also the first book that I designed completely on my own but, even today, it remains one of my favourite projects – it’s an important contribution by acla in documenting not just their beginning, but the foundation of modern architecture in Trinidad & Tobago and the Caribbean.
SUMMARY | Role: Graphic Designer
Published by: acla:works, Trinidad & Tobago, 2009
Edited by: Geoffrey Maclean and Brian Lewis
Texts by: Anthony C. Lewis, Geoffrey Maclean, Brian Lewis and Gerry Lewis