Ray Komai: Architectural Forum covers, 1953–1963 presents large images of 46 covers of
Architectural Forum magazine that were designed by Ray Komai. The project includes an
introduction and brief descriptions of each cover. Embedded in the cover descriptions are
related photographs from the original issues, as well as links to scans of the full magazines on
the website of usmodernist.org.
This project accompanies a book about Ray Komai by Doug Clouse of the Graphics Office, published by Counselor Books, and was inspired by an exhibition based on the book at Fordham University in 2019. The magazine covers were the most popular visual element in the exhibition but there was not room in the exhibition to provide descriptions of each cover. This project presents those descriptions, while also providing The Graphics Office an opportunity explore the online publishing. Online publishing offers museums opportunities to share information and exhibitions in new ways.
RAY KOMAI: Architectural Forum covers, 1953–1963, The Graphics Office, 2019. http://raykomai.org/. Accessed Nov. 6, 2020.
December 1, 2020 First edition
Copyright © 2020 The Graphics Office Published by The Graphics Office 769 Carroll Street, #4 Brooklyn, NY 11215
Editing and Art Direction: Doug Clouse and Angela Voulangas
Design and Development: Natalie Nardello
Exhibition Photography: Stephan Apicella-Hitchcock
Other photography and scans: Doug Clouse and usmodernist.com