Last year, I was reached out to by Steven Heller regarding a possible book project to submit to. The idea was to feature a handful of designers and their selection of objects that have served as inspiration for them. Each item would have about 150 or so words written to describe them and what inspiration they provided. The book unfortunately didn’t get published, and I thought it’d be great to share some of the shorts in a series of posts here on our Bulletin.

The idea was to: “assemble the influences and inspirations in PRINTED FLAT forms. Photograph them in a dynamic but not self-conscious way so the tactility is experienced in print. Write short interview based little explanation/memoirs of them. And ultimately let the material speak in a similar way to their Sketchbook series. In fact, these are journals of sorts without the sketches (or some even with the sketches).”

So, to kick this small series off, my first object was: National Park Service (NPS) Brochures, from 1969 and 1970.