An excellent exercise in using various fold-outs and pop-ups within a book and keeping reader’s interest alive throughout the entire read. I talk about the two sides of my personality using a unique book binding style that combines two books back to back- basically two covers, one spine!
Essentially an oversize book designed as a tribute to Coney Island and all its flavors that lend to its charm. There was a lot of textual and visual research that was required. Coney Island has seen many ups and downs and found itself once again at the brink of oblivion in 2008. Rather than talk about the dirty politics, the book aims at wowing the reader with astounding photographs, many that would be considered ‘typical’, of the place with the history and facts peppered with big type, all in the flavor of the crazy place called Coney Island. I collaborated with Maurice Sherman, a photographer who had some beautiful photographs that helped in bringing the book alive.
Standing tall at 24 inches and 36 inches wide at full spread, this is no coffee table book but a special collector’s item.