Studio Elana Schlenker

Souvenir Nation book

Souvenir Nation by William L. Bird, Jr. presents fifty of the most eccentric objects from the Smithsonian National Museum of American History. The book’s design offers a clean and contemporary take on traditional vintage motifs and typography, while a textured Wibalin cover, striped head and tailbands, and blue and red ribbons make the book itself a collectible object. The book’s launch coincided with an exhibition of these objects at the Smithsonian National Museum of American History.

Editor Sara Stemen
Design director Paul Wagner
Designed at Princeton Architectural Press


2013 4-color Blue Book Hardcover Offset Paul Wagner Princeton Architectural Press Red Ribbon Sara Stemen Sentinel Sport Script Super Grotesk White Wibalin


Souvenir Nation profiled in The New York Times!