As part of a broader marketing campaign, Browns were commissioned to design a desk diary for the millennium for Swedish paper company Munken.
Designed to increase paper sales throughout Europe and targeting design and advertising consultancies, the diary was launched across Europe.
Working closely with Magnum photographer Martin Parr, Browns worked on the concept of clichés, a concept that would be pan-European in its appeal and understanding.
The third limited edition book created for Munken and Magnum Photographer Bruce Gilden. The book is an amazing edit of photographs taken between 1969 and 1986 showing Coney Island in all its fading grandeur. The text comes in the form of Gilden’s own handwriting giving the reader an insight into the artist’s mindset and his ‘Brooklynisms’, with the front cover recalling a typographic letterpress language from carnival, circus and theatre posters from the early 20th Century.
As part of a broader marketing campaign designed to increase paper sales throughout Europe, Browns were commissioned to design a diary based on the concept of ‘extreme’.
Working closely with Magnum photographers, an agency accustomed to documenting extreme situations the edit for the diary contained scenes of copulation, violence, poverty and conflict – all selected with the aim to challenge our preconceptions of what is considered ‘extreme’
This book by Susan Meiselas, Magnum, is a darkly captivating journey into a high-class sex club in New York. Just as Pandora’s Box has very different atmospheres and environments, so the book mimics these with very different tactile materials. The book was launched in London at the Groucho Club and at the Whitney Museum of American Art in NYC.
The second limited edition book created for Arctic Extreme, features photographs taken by Magnum photographer Bruce Gilden. Images of the Yakuza (Japanese mafia) and Bosozoku (Japanese biker gangs) taken in Tokyo and Osaka are punctuated with Manga cartoons. We were also responsible for its launch across Europe.