This weekend is the official opening of the new West Hollywood Library. The city asked me to design a poster for the event and also for the 10th Annual West Hollywood Book Fair. They are very proud of the new building designed by Culver City architects Johnson Favaro, it’s been praised as one of the best pieces of public architecture in LA in a decade.
I worked with my friend Rikki Poulos and the Director of Public Information for West Hollywood, Helen Goss. Right from the start, we knew the main image of the poster would be the new building, these four comps show some possible approaches. The top left design with echoes of Matisse and Le Corbusier was chosen.
I added a stack of books with a mix of typographic styles for the Book Fair poster.