SectorArt & Culture, Publishing
John Keatley is an acclaimed commercial photographer who, in 2017, began creating images for what would become his first long-term art project, Uniform. While the heavily stylized portraits are distinct individuals, they are all part of one unidentifiable unit. The project blurs the lines of age, gender, and race — a multifaceted social commentary.Shortly after the project made its debut at Treason Gallery, John Keatley asked Studio Workhorse to recreate the project in his first book. The final product released at Seattle’s Museum of Museums in late 2019.
Uniform’s presentation is inspired by the images inside - bold, minimal, and tactile. It is available in two versions: a standard cloth-bound hardback release as well as a collector’s edition, boasting a cloth-bound slipcase, and a portfolio with a limited edition print of the cover image.
Debossed and foil-stamped monospaced type creates the project’s logo, reinforcing the idea of uniformity
Each of the 33 images was assigned a number instead of a proper name, displayed below the subject
Within the portfolio, the limited edition print is presented inside a printed vellum dust sleeve
Prepress & BrokerageioColor, Seattle
Printing & BindingArtron Art Center, Shenzhen, China