Book design and packaging: Magnum Magnum. Published by Thames & Hudson October 2007. Art direction and design by Martin Andersen
Magnum Magnum is the first book featuring work from every photographer who has worked for the world renowned photography agency (Eve Arnold, Josef Koudelka, Mark Power, Henry Bresson, Stuart Franklin, Martin Parr etc) - a total of 63 photographers. The book (the biggest ever produced by Thames & Hudson and biggest ever published prints of Magnum photographs) measures 320 x 390mm and will be sold placed inside a specially designed cardboard suitcase.
The book has already been sold to worldwide distributors and will amongst many languages be translated into Japanese, Chinese, American, French, German, Spanish and Italian. Martin Andersen was commissioned by both Thames & Hudson and Magum as art director and designer for the book and suitcase packaging. It was seen important to find an international recognized and contemporary designer to handle the project (Thames & Hudson have an in-house design department of 15 designers). The book was published in November 2007.