Greg Goins | Graphic Design

Seamen's Bethel: Book Design

6x9 Black & White Book

Seamen’s Bethel: An Exploration of Space and Place falls neatly between the boundaries of contemporary artist's books and informational pamphlets. Commencing with a four-week observation period, photography and research combine to tell the story of the New Bedford landmark, The Seamen's Bethel.

The final solution comes in the form of a 6x9 digitally printed book, exploring the history of the building's relationship to Herman Melville's Moby-Dick. Combining original photography, public domain scans, film stills, and vector illustrations inspired by scrimshaw, the book emulates Moby-Dick in rhythm, pace, and narrative.