Metropolis Books
Never Built Los Angeles monograph and exhibit graphics

Never Built Los Angeles monograph and exhibit graphics
Never Built Los Angeles monograph and exhibit graphics
Never Built Los Angeles monograph and exhibit graphics
Never Built Los Angeles monograph and exhibit graphics
Never Built Los Angeles monograph and exhibit graphics
Never Built Los Angeles monograph and exhibit graphics
Never Built Los Angeles monograph and exhibit graphics
Never Built Los Angeles monograph and exhibit graphics
Never Built Los Angeles monograph and exhibit graphics
Never Built Los Angeles monograph and exhibit graphics
Never Built Los Angeles monograph and exhibit graphics
Never Built Los Angeles monograph and exhibit graphics

Never Built Los Angeles is a history of the unbuilt dreams of Los Angeles. The book and exhibition feature buildings, master plans, parks, follies, and mass-transit proposals that never made it past the drawing or model phase.

We picked up on the vernacular of architectural drawings—the line work, the title blocks, etc—for the typographic palette as a way to appropriately frame this visual content. The book's chapters are organized around building typologies. Each individual project, though, is color-coded to reflect its specific Los Angeles neighborhood, with the exact locations indicated on site maps that introduce each section, giving the reader two ways to parse the book.

(Exhibit design: Clive Wilkinson Architects)

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