A year is spent on each book project researching, traveling, creating, designing, and editing. Grimm Gestalt is our fifth publication. We tasked Art & Design students to create work inspired by the stories of the Brothers Grimm. Gestalt is the German word for an organized whole that is perceived as more than the sum of its parts. The graphic design team in my Design Studio class was charged with taking a varied collection of stories, curating from over 2,500 pieces of art, and combining them into a new cohesive whole. I was the Design Director for the book.
Grimm Gestalt won an IPPY bronze medal in the Fine Art Book category in 2022, was included in DesignArts Utah 2021, and the 2020 AIGA 100 Show in Salt Lake City, Utah which showcases the 100 best designs in Utah. Utah’s most prestigious juried competition honors and showcases the year’s best design. Eligible projects are judged for craft, concept, and aesthetic achievement as determined by our nationally recognized panel of judges.