Bruce Kennett Studio

Published February 2018

W. A. Dwiggins: A Life in Design

W. A. Dwiggins: A Life in Design is a comprehensive biography of one of the twentieth century’s quintessential makers. A skilled book designer, type designer, and illustrator, Dwiggins was also an essayist and satirist, and is widely known in the world of puppetry — he built two marionette theaters in his Massachusetts home.

I wrote and designed this biography over a period of fifteen years.

The book is 496 pages, 9 x 11 inches, with more than 1200 illustrations printed in full color. Both the standard edition (hardcover, with sewn construction) and the deluxe edition (special cover with leather spine, housed in a slipcase with companion letterpress portfolio) are available. To purchase signed copies send me an email.

You can read more about Dwiggins here.

From the Portfolio

L.L. Bean 90th Anniversary

Editing and design of a history of the iconic outdoors store. more >

Mount Washington Observatory

Photo mural and exhibit design for the world’s first weather museum. more >


Exhibition catalogue for show at Smith College Museum of Art. more >

The Body in Focus

Exhibit design. Photography meets medicine in a traveling exhibition for Harvard Medical School. more >

People & Places

Book design for a volume that examines the interactions of human cultures and built environment. more >

Boston College Photo Mural

Senate Chamber of the Massachusetts State House installed at Boston College Law School.  more >


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