In Dialogue is the second limited edition publication of its kind produced by Pratt Institute’s Graduate Communications and Package Design Department. The book provides an alternative to the typical design school catalog; more student-led, more personal, and therefore far more indicative of the GradComD environment and experience.
Dialogue is central to a GradComD student’s education and thus it is the central concept around which this publication was constructed. The book contains conversations between current students, interviews with faculty, and longer roundtable discussions with a variety of opinionated people affiliated with our program. The concept of dialogue is not restricted to words; we investigated the relationship of visual elements, a dialogue between forms, and the more conceptual dialogue between design theory and practice. The book is organized so that even its structure creates a sort of dialogue with its reader.
With the invaluable help of faculty, students, alumni, and friends of the department, In Dialogue was designed and developed by a small team of Pratt GradComD students and faculty. The book team worked collaboratively on concept, design, interviews, content development, editing, and original photography.
This project was recognized by the 2015 Core77 Design Awards as a Professional Notable in the Visual Communication category, and by Design Observer's 2014 50 Books | 50 Covers.
Designed by Pratt GradComD students Sarah Bradford, Kristen Myers, Eduardo Palma, and Rob Wilson.
Creative Direction by Jennifer Bernstein, Visiting Associate Professor, Pratt GradComD and Principal, Level Design Group.