The world’s most prestigious photographic agency was formed in 1947 by Robert Capa, Henri Cartier-Bresson, George Rodger and David ‘Chim’ Seymour – photographers whose idiosyncratic mix of reporter and artist continues to define Magnum today. Today, the work of 57 photographers is contributing to the evolution of an historical archive that is also a living resource. 19/57 brings together the work of 19 of Magnum’s 57 photographers in the form of a reference for commissioning; as useful commercially as it is in keeping with the Magnum brand. We partnered paper merchant (Fenner Paper) and printer (Push) to realise the project. Working closely with Magnum, we curated and then designed a fitting showcase for the work of Bruno Barbey, Bruce Gilden, Jim Goldberg, Gilles Peress and Mark Power, to name some of the 19. The photographs shine on carefully selected stock. An innovative lay-flat binding system facilitates the ‘read’ across a spread. The front cover title is foiled and the back cover title is debossed. Meticulous design, high production values and a practical, pocket-sized format combine in a book that is both useful and desirable.