The Visual Stimulus + Design of UC Press #officelife (Part One)

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Taking a walkabout through the UC Press office today, looking for compelling cubicle, office, and common space area visual stimulation to share on this blog (inspired by #officelife on Twitter), it became apparent quite quickly that this would have to be the first of two posts (i.e., we only made it through the Marketing and Editorial department areas).

Enjoy this visual tour of where we work incredibly hard in order to bring the greatest university press publishing (book, journal, open access, e-book) into the world, in the midst of art, objects, architecture, and design that inspires and amuses us day to day.

Oakland’s avant garde, dramatic cathedral, outside many of our windows:

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Many posters and broadsides (letterpressed, screenprinted) hung throughout the office:

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Beautiful, orderly books displayed on desk surfaces (with artworks interspersed):

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Gorgeously well-designed journals fanned out:

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A whiteboard that looks like a Cy Twombly, and adorable art created by children (presumably):

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Fewer cats than you’d imagine:

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Lovely paper-cut swags:

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Shelf decor full of highly amusing juxtapositions:

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Striking UC Press catalogs of yore cover images :

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Bonjour, Tintin et Snowy:

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Museum postcards, collaged:


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And, to finish with a human touch to this first of two installments of the UC Press office visual tour, we leave you with our colleague’s wooden bowtie, etched with a map of San Francisco (design of sheer creative brilliance!):

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