How Buildings Kill / Tombstone Press

Designed at Freelance by David Wrenne.

Illustrator and Editor: Gareth Proskourine-Barnett

Cultural Publication

How Buildings Kill is a visceral and illustrative examination of urban living and architecture through a physical interaction with print. Combining provocative writing and innovative image making, the book plays with the possibilities and limitations of print. The physicality of space, the fabric of our constructed environments, the nostalgia of utopia, the rapid gentrification of cities, urban brutality and the Situationist Internationals are all explored in the first book from publishers Tombstone Press. How Buildings Kill is an anthology of writing featuring the Marquis De Sade, Owen Hatherley, Ian Nairn, Ken Hollings, David Dawkins and an interview with Jacqueline De Jong.

The book is an exploration in the way we experience and construct the printed narrative. Risograph printed on a range of stock and spiral bound, the publication is interacted with in both a visual and tactile manner. The playful yet constrained nature of the typography reiterates the nature of the content on the book, “controlled” by its context.

How Buildings Kill is the first collaborative publication of illustrator Gareth Proskourine-Barnett and graphic designer David Wrenne at radical publishing house Tombstone Press.

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