Collector's Edition: Innovative Packaging and Graphics

  • Stuart Tolley

This visual culture book, authored by Stuart Tolley, brings together over 170 examples of innovative and inspired packaging from the worlds of music, book publishing and magazines that have been released as a collector’s, limited or deluxe edition.

My first book, Collector's Edition: Innovative Packaging and Graphics, published by Thames & Hudson, is a hardback book that celebrates the new wave of limited, deluxe, special edition graphic design created for the music, book and magazine industries. Examples were photographed exclusively for the book, which are interspersed by exclusive interviews giving an insight into the work of artists, designers and musicians.

My role included concept development, content creation, authorship, art direction, book design and project management.

Every artefact was photographed exclusively for the book (by Ivan Jones) creating a uniform still life background, which allows each object to take centre stage.