•KINBAKU-BI•

the challenge

Design a brief informative catalog about a controversial topic that explains the subject's history and modern cultural relevance

The Solution

Kinbaku-Bi, which literally translates to "the beauty of tight-binding," is a catalog focusing on the erotic Japanese art of rope bondage. The catolog features original photography, information on the history of the art, and explanations of the ropes, knots, and patterns used. The design aesthetic is meant to merge the seemingly taboo nature of bondage fetishes with the delicate sensitivity of japanese design.