Muir Woods National Monument Book

The goal of this project was to create a book based on a piece of land that had gone through exploration, exploitation, and preservation. I chose the Muir Woods as I had visited there a few years previously and while struck by its beauty, learned very little of its history. The ultimate solution was a handbound book combining the aesthetic of a great redwood with a naturalist field journal such as John Muir would have carried in his travels. The cover was colored and printed via woodblock.