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I design exhibition catalogs, artist books, cookbooks, compendiums and trade publications for institutions, artists, and publishers. Many of the books you see below are from the publication series of Bureau for Open Culture, a curatorial practice of which I am a founding member.

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California College of the Arts

2018, posters for Spring lecture series


Seventh Dream of Teenage Heaven by Nate Padavick

Bureau for Open Culture

2011, 5 x 8.25 inches, 188 pages, view PDF


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Bureau for Open Culture

2017, 5 x 8.25 inches, 16 pages, view PDF


Blast from the Past by Nate Padavick

Bureau for Open Culture

2014, 6.6 x 11 inches, 80 pages, view PDF


On Symptoms of Cultural Industry by Nate Padavick

Bureau for Open Culture

2011, 5 x 8.25 inches, 32 pages, view PDF


The New Administration of a Fine Arts Education by Nate Padavick

Bureau for Open Culture

2011, 5 x 8.25 inches, 60 pages, view PDF


Calling Beauty by Nate Padavick

Bureau for Open Culture

2011, 5 x 8.25 inches, 96 pages, view PDF


Exact Imagination by Nate Padavick

Bureau for Open Culture

2008, 5 x 8.25 inches, 60 pages, view PDF


Bureau for Open Culture

2018, website and online archive for Bureau for Open Culture


Last Year at Marienbad Redux by Nate Padavick

Bureau for Open Culture

2014, 6.6 x 11 inches, 80 pages, view PDF


“From day one, Nate has been integral to developing my vision of Bureau for Open Culture. He handles not only day-to-day design needs but also manages major challenges like website redesigns and publication design. Nate also collaborates with me on the conceptualization, installation, and communication of all projects.”  

James Voorhies, Dean of Fine Arts
California College of the Arts
San Francisco, CA


I was happy then by Nate Padavick

Bureau for Open Culture

2013, 5 x 8.25 inches, 160 pages, view PDF


a kind of forever present by Nate Padavick

Bureau for Open Culture

2012, 5 x 8.25 inches, 32 pages, view PDF


Descent to Revolution by Nate Padavick

Bureau for Open Culture

2010, 5 x 8.25 inches, 224 pages, view PDF


Taking Shelter by Nate Padavick

Bureau for Open Culture

2008, 5 x 8.25 inches, 40 pages, view PDF


Of Other Spaces by Nate Padavick

Bureau for Open Culture

2009, 5 x 8.25 inches, 128 pages, view PDF


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California College of the Arts

2018, posters for Experience It lecture series


Live More Want Less by Nate Padavick

Storey Publishing

2011, 5.6 x 8.8 inches, 120 pages, view on Amazon


How to Play in the Woods by Nate Padavick

Gibbs Smith

2016, 6.5 x 9.5 inches, 304 pages, view on Amazon


Cookbook by Nate Padavick

Gibbs Smith

2015, 7.7 x 7 inches, 110 pages, view on Amazon


“The first book Nate designed for us was a fully illustrated cookbook. Because Nate is also an illustrator, he tightly integrated the artwork into the layout, and reduced the amount of coordination that is typically required between editor, designer, and illustrator. He even created two custom hand-drawn fonts, which gave the book an extra hand-crafted personality.”

Madge Baird, Managing Editor
Gibbs Smith
Layton, UT
 


Know Your State by Nate Padavick
Know Your State by Nate Padavick
Know Your State by Nate Padavick

Gibbs Smith

2016, 8.5 x 11 inches, 272 pages, view on Amazon


Please visit my About page to learn more about me, see a complete client list, read client testimonials, and view my resume.