The Curated Collection defies the aphorism to not judge a book by its cover. In this series of beautifully crafted titles, an unusual shell opens to reveal high-quality content. Each volume explores a different creative-industry phenomenon that is, in turn, influencing wider society.

Services: Creative Strategy, Art Direction, Editorial, Naming

Secret Society: Modern Speakeasy Style and Design

“Incite, inspire, evoke.” This is the mission of Patrice Farameh, the boutique publisher based in New York City who produces a limited number of books annually under ‘The Curated Collection’ line.

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Savvy insiders in the areas of art, fashion and interior design lend their expertise as ‘curators’ to each exciting title, creating stunning collections of cutting-edge content.

The books of The Curated Collection are both objets d’art and compendiums dedicated to modern cultural movements, exuding a hybrid vigor that could only be produced from a successful union of the two. Illuminated manuscripts of the new millennium, The Curated Collection’s varied titles embody both visionary design and substance. Manufactured and bound at the birthplace of printing in Italy, the slipcases, covers and pages are printed at the highest-quality level–a suitable tabula rasa for innovative graphic design and electrified artistic direction. While all of the titles are collectible due to their limited run, several have been produced as extreme, one-off limited editions. The artists Zevs, D*Face, Jeremy Dean, Peter Tunney, Kevin Berlin and Penny, among others, have all collaborated with The Curated Collection to create inimitable yet accessible works of art out of the publications.

The books defy the aphorism ‘Don’t judge a book by its cover.’ Each beautiful, unusual, and well-crafted shell opens up to reveal high-standard creative content. Every title explores an intriguing aspect of cultural phenomena that is mobilizing today’s creative elite and in turn influencing an entire society. From the proliferation of the powerful skull symbol in fashion, design and art, to the allure of speakeasy style in an age of mass media, to the image of America as seen through the lens of controversial and cutting-edge contemporary artists, The Curated Collection speaks to anyone interested in objects of truth and beauty.

–Patrice Farameh
Founder of ‘The Curated Collection’

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