Curated by Jessica Lin Cox and William Pym of James Cohan Gallery, Downtown transposes the vibrant art scene of New York’s Lower East Side—home to Project Projects’ own studio—onto the contemporary cultural landscape of Shanghai, China.

The design of the catalogue embodies the energy transmitted between the two urban settings through an electric blue palette and a narrow format that evokes both a traveler’s guidebook and vertically-set signage from an Eastern metropolis. An activated grid structure allows for juxtaposition and fluid interplay between images and multilingual texts, set in both English and Chinese, that telegraph the character of New York to a new set of audiences.

9 ¾ × 5 inches

112 pages, softcover