barbara nitke
american ecstasy: book for photographer

American Ecstasy is a memoir in pictures and words of the 12 years photographer Barbara Nitke spent shooting stills on porn movie sets in New York City. Büro svenja designed the book with a clean layout and the timeless sans serif Univers typeface to let the dignity and beauty in Barbara’s photography speak for itself.

To match the book’s revealing look at this industry and the people working in it, we created a half-dust-jacket that reveals the cover’s book cloth underneath.

As opposed to the conventional essays-then-art structure in many art books, we worked with Barbara to align her written memories and those of her subjects with corresponding images.