Designer Lisa Vetne (née Bellon, BFA 1997) and photographer Nicolina Holt have collaborated on Discover St Joe!, a picture/coffee table book that will be released in Fall 2016.
Our idea for the book collaboration was born during a brainstorming session at a café in downtown Saint Joseph, Michigan. Our goal was both to showcase our beautiful city as well as create a book that we would want to share with our kids. The partnership was perfect; Lisa generated thoughtful and stimulating page layouts while Nicolina captured the treasures in St. Joseph through her lens.
The concept is a picture/coffee table book with an interactive element. The photographs are taken in the St. Joseph area with a description of the place or event. The map gives the reader a self guided tour of the area. It is a unique way to Discover St. Joe!