You Were Here

Editorial Design, Bookbinding

Personal project


You Were Here is a responsive, critical publication. Through generating a volume of observations, formed in different locations and responding to human behaviours- I found myself infatuated with how we, as individuals, interact with art. I decided to challenge how this experience could be translated into the static printed page, transforming the often mundane ephemera associated with exhibitions.

The book was based upon the recently-opened yet short-lived exhibition, Andy Warhol at the Tate Modern. I challenged how an artist’s book could be responsive in nature to not only the work, but how we behave in a gallery space. Each spread is completely different to the next, with the framing of the page remaining consistent throughout.

The book uses design tools such as typography, colour application and even illustration to reflect the playful nature of the work, resulting in an experimental approach to exhibition books.

The book is due to be printed and bound by myself, this has been delayed due to limited resources being available. Below are a selection of spreads from the final publication.

Layout & Print Design,
Exhibition Design,
B5 Sewn Board Bound Book,
208 Pages,

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Abbie Lilley 2020 ©

Abbie Lilley 2020 ©