What we did
Berlin Photobooths is the first book to document all of Berlin's famous passport photobooths, a tradition in the German capital that has become a veritable phenomenon.
Federico Marin came up with the idea for Berlin Photobooths to celebrate, in this digital era, analogue photography's slowness, unpredictability, and aesthetic singularity, characteristics that still resist and influence digital culture. The photographer asked us to coordinate the graphic design aspects of the publication to present his research and experience of using the booths.
We conceived the volume as an original guide to Berlin, in which the photographic itineraries become journeys of discovery: every photograph is accompanied by each cabin's exact address and location. A transversal index brings the public into the heart of the project, involving it in a new experience of use.
The city is recomposed through black and white glimpses of berlin alongside the colour images.
We used a mirrorred paper, recalling the analogue photo boothes' metallic finishes, for the cover and to divide the volume into two parts.
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