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The owners of the Boiler Room wanted to create a book about the process of building both the environment and the reputation of the first-class Omaha restaurant. The book, which is still in progress, features photography by owner Vera Mercer (whose still life photographs are a big part of the restaurant’s decor), text about the process of renovating what was literally the boiler room of a former factory by owner Mark Mercer, text from the Boiler Room staff about their philosophy toward food, wine, cocktails, and service, and recipes from the chefs.

One of the challenges of designing the book’s interior was finding a unified way to present content from a variety of sources and display the photography to its best advantage. We considered several options, shown above, for the cover design.