The Design Story Behind Taschen’s SUMO Book Stands

The Design Story Behind Taschen’s SUMO Book Stands

Photo-Illustration: Courtesy of Taschen In 1999, Frank Goerhardt, a book-printing engineer at a small fine-art press in Verona, Italy, got a call from Benedikt Taschen. The German publisher, known for experimental art books, wanted to make a two-foot-tall, 50-pound volume of Helmut Newton’s photographs — a scale that would make reading it feel like attending