Each portrait displays the subjects in the midst of their real creative environments—dusty workshops, hot kitchens and earthy farmlands—tastefully composed with a nostalgic nod to work crew and shop photos from the '40s and '50s.
To give you an additional insight in to the creative lives of each subject, each person included an image in the catalog of a hand-created artifact, be it a sketch, materials list or model that they would regularly use in their specific processes.
The spirit of the Makers in the Modern Era catalog is captured in an essay penned by Core77 contributing writer Willem Van Lancker. His piece heralds the zeitgeist of the contemporary craftsperson and celebrates the marriage of artisanal traditions and new technologies.
Everyone here at Core77 and Hand-Eye Supply is excited about the way the catalog turned out; thanks to all of the makers as well as designer Alex Lin, Willem Van Lancker and photographer Christine Taylor.
The catalogs are available now at the Hand-Eye Supply store in Portland, OR, and select retailers in New York City. For those of you who can't make it to either city are invited to sign up for the Hand-Eye Supply e-mail newsletter in order to receive a free copy of "Makers in the Modern Era."