The graphic motifs of the new book are inspired by the museum's architecture.
Observer Editions: The Book Made Visual: Design Observer
View of Century: 100 Years of Type Design. Installation by Abbott Miller. (Photograph by Bilyana Dimitrova.)
Artists and designers were asked to create personal interpretations of mah jongg for the exhibition and book. Maira Kalman illustrated a 'mah jongg murder mystery.'
At left: Cover detail of a bestselling mah jongg manual from the 1920s. Right: Vintage advertisements.
Opening spread of a section on book design, with pages from <i>Matthew Barney: The Cremaster Cycle</i>, 2003, right.
Mah Jongg: Crak Bam Dot, published by 2wice to accompany the 'Project Mah Jongg' exhibition.
Bold red striping frames the extensive timeline section of the book.
The opening spread shows Wright amidst the construction.