Celebrating the Milberg Collection at Princeton
For two volumes celebrating the Irish theatre collection that Leonard and Ellen Milberg donated to Princeton’s Library (top), I used modern geometric tools to create the illusion of eighteenth-century Irish bindings. One volume of the set is the catalogue of The Leonard L. Milberg Irish Theatre Collection, compiled by J. Howard Woolmer and published in Princeton by Princeton University Library in 2006. The other is Volume LXVIII of the Princeton University Library Chronicle, featuring articles about this collection.
Sometimes I use optical illusions to change the shape of the book itself—making the rectangle of the book covers seem round, as for Volume LXXII of the Princeton University Library Chronicle, celebrating the Irish Prose Collection that the Milbergs gave to Princeton University. I drew arcs at each corner of the book and designed within the rounded shape that remained.