Page 1: Great Expectations

Page 1: Great Expectations

GraphicDesign& publishing house is releasing its first title, Page 1: Great Expectations. The book includes 70 different typographic interpretations of the first page of Dickens’ novel Great Expectations from some of today’s best designers.

Contributors include: APFEL, Phil Baines, Tony Brook, Cartlidge Levene, Tony Chambers, William Drenttel and Jessica Helfand, Experimental Jetset, Fraser Muggeridge, KarlssonWilker, Frith Kerr, Robin Kinross, Ellen Lupton, Luke Hayman, Morag Myerscough, Erik Spiekermann and Sam Winston.

Page 1 is 110mm x 178mm and contains 320 pages. The cover is printed in two colours and foiled on 300gsm Olin Rough Cream. The interior pages are printed in black on 70gsm Ensonovel. A letterpress tip-in is also included.

You can pre-order the book now.

Process Journal Edition 5

Process Journal Edition 5

Edition 5 of the excellent Process Journal is now out and it sports a new design: a more flexible grid, updated captioning, new contents page and a brand new cover.

Edition Five contributors include: Christopher Doyle, Thomas Williams, Farrow, Aesop, Winkreative, Moving Brands, Holt Design, Gavillet & Rust, HORT, The International Office, L2M3, Xavier Encinas and Research & Development.

Process also has a new photo stream featuring some behind the scenes images of the publication being printed.

ABC Verlag

Abc verlag

ABC Verlag (Edition) was a book publisher based in Zurich, Switzerland that released a superb collection of graphic design and fine art books between 1962-1989. I’ve been personally obsessed with these books and have been on a hunt for them for the last 4 years. They contain some of the best graphic design of the last century, and each book covers a different topic.

I recently uploaded photos to my Flickr of my three most recent additions to my collection:

History of the Poster – 1971 – Josef Müller-Brockmann
Design Concept Realisation – 1975 – Wolfgang Schmittel
Color Sells Your Package – 1969 – J.P. Favre

I can get lost in this stuff for days.

Limited Edition Memories Book

About a year ago, I was asked by Designers Against Human Rights Abuse (DAHRA) to participate in a project called Memories, which is raising money for Maggie’s Cancer Caring Centres. Cancer has deeply affected my life, taking both of my parents at a young age, so it was a real honor for me to be a part of this.

The ultimate outcome of the project is a book that tells ten stories of individuals who have survived cancer, as well as those of people who have lost loved ones to this deadly disease. Artists, illustrators and designers were invited to create their own visual response to the “memories”, and I was fortunate enough to have been included in this wonderful project. Proceeds from the book will be donated to Maggie’s.

The piece I did can be seen in the last image to the left. Here’s a larger version of it. I’m going to save the details of the story for the book, but basically the story I was assigned to is about a women named Kay, and the time she spent with her mother during her last days. Her mother was a librarian and loved books, so I created an abstract visual of a stack of books. The copy in the piece is something Kay’s mother would always say to her. It was a really touching moment and I felt that this would best represent the story of these two wonderful people. I was told that Kay loves the piece, which makes it all worth it for me.

The standard book will be released this summer, but a beautiful limited edition version has been created. It will be 304 pages with a blind deboss on brown faux leather cover, pvc inner cover and it’s all printed on Strathmore Pastelle Bright White and Pastelle Natural White paper stocks.

It was a joy to work on this project and I feel lucky to have been included.