Stuart Tolley created the Innovative Packaging and Design: Collector’s Edition series. He brainstormed on a style that would best represent the top contemporary designs to inspire designers and non-designers alike. He fused together design trends such as high contrast, white minimalist, bold geometry, and transparency. The content is formatted around a Japanese aesthetic of minimalism, and clean space. Each image, block of text, and title has its own bubble space and everything is lined up with another which makes the layout easy on the eyes and legible; the main focus becomes the images rather than its description.
"Collector's Edition: Innovative Packaging and Design, is a visual culture book authored by Stuart Tolley and published by Thames and Hudson in August 2014.
Collector's Edition is a global survey of the new wave of beautifully produced, limited edition and large format graphic design and packaging for the music, book, magazine industries. The 288 page book is split into 4 key sections that explore the world of box sets, multiple formats, handmade cover art and extra artifacts."