Jordi Ng is a Brooklyn-based graphic designer, art director and illustrator.

MIT School of Architecture: Thresholds 50, Before | After

Publication
2022

Publication design for the 50th issue of MIT School of Architecture’s peer-reviewed journal Thresholds. The theme of the issue, Before | After, deals with the poignancies of the passage of time: looking backward and forward, at pasts, past futures, and present possibilities. As an allusion to the murky thresholds of “before” and “after”, the book features a neon red PMS spot color that ebbs and flows from the cover art through every single red in the book in fluctuating amounts—whether it’s through archival imagery, present-day photographs, differing gradient floods, handwritten elements, or even the threads in the Swiss-bound spine—serving as a metaphor for in-between moments that hint at the future and remind us that the past is sticky, persistent, and, in many ways, always with us.

Thresholds 50 is published by MIT Press, and jointly edited by Jola Idowu, Antonio Pacheco, Ardalan Sadeghikivi, and Meriam Soltan. Lithography by Marjeta Morinc.