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Robert de Gast’s Chesapeake

Robert de Gast’s Chesapeake

Chesapeake Maritime Museum, 2017

Robert de Gast was a photographer well-known for his photographs that capture the stories of the Chesapeake Bay and the Eastern Shore, as well as his previously published books that include The Oystermen of the Chesapeake from 1970. Robert de Gast’s Chesapeake is an exhibition catalog of the Chesapeake Maritime Museum’s exhibit that displayed 80 curated photographs from Robert’s nearly 10,000 total images, with essays written by the exhibit curator and friends familiar with his work. Staying true to the original photographs, we designed the book to let the images speak for themselves by giving them lots of white space and creating interesting pairings. The book was printed as a duo-tone with warm gray and rich black to preserve and honor the photographic details, finishing off the cloth cover with a tip-on image placed by hand and white foil letters for the title.

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Robert de Gast’s Chesapeake is an exhibition catalog of the Chesapeake Maritime Museum’s exhibit that displayed 80 curated photographs from Robert’s nearly 10,000 total images.

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Robert de Gast’s haunting back-and-white photographs of watermen, lighthouses and rivers cemented his reputation as one of the premier chroniclers of Tidewater Maryland.”

THE BALTIMORE SUN

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Staying true to the original photographs, we designed the book to let the images speak for themselves by giving them lots of white space and creating interesting pairings.

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"The exhibition catalog looks fantastic, and everyone at the museum has been giving it rave reviews. We appreciate all of your efforts and attention to detail to make it so. We are very, very proud of it, and I think you should be, too."

PETE LESHER
Chief Curator, Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum

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