Nowness Files

This publication reflects a refocused structuring and future trajectory of the Illinois Institute of Technology’s college of architecture, distancing itself from the haunting legacy of its former director, Mies van der Rohe. It includes the archive of the Deanship of Wiel Arets from 2012-2018. 60% of the college’s students originate from outside the USA, and this diverse background informed the publication’s four covers, with the title of each set in one of four of the world’s leading languages: English, Spanish, Chinese, and Japanese. These covers have been folded over and into one another, and when completely unfolded, four florescent grids appear. They return on the interior to provide a framework for the editorial content by organizing it into ‘information zones’. Every grid or combination of grids is composed of four quadrants, each with their own point of the typeface ‘Theinhardt’.

Year 2019
Client IIT Architecture Chicago
Location Chicago, US
Publisher Actar
Printer Wilco Art Books

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