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.

4 Comments on "Page 1: Great Expectations"

  • I like how second example looks. I wonder how an entire book designed like that would work/look.

  • hi Paul Anthony Webb

    Glad you liked my design, which is a typographic translation of Charles Dickens’ manuscript. One of the things I was thinking was how would Dickens’ writing have been influenced by the emerging technology of the the typewriter.
    It was hugely influenced by Richard Hamilton and Ecke Bonk’s transcription of Marcel Duchamp’s White Box. Their book length work can be seen here:

    http://blog.eyemagazine.com/?p=8089

    ISBN: 3883753912

  • Holden Caulfield says

    Christ on a bike!

    Haven’t today’s graphic design elite got anything better to do? Why aren’t we seeing designers address the real issues facing contemporary society? Instead of these pointless exercises in beautifully printed onanism.

  • @ Hold On Cauliflower

    Q1:
    Haven’t today’s graphic design elite got anything better to do?
    No. We would like to, but we need someone of your intellectual caliber to determine what is ‘better’. Please enlighten us.

    Q2a:
    Why aren’t we seeing designers address the real issues facing contemporary society?
    What! There are Real issues! Shit, we need to look outside the windows in our ivory towers more often. I’ll forward a memo. Would you be willing to advise on which issues are Real and which are not?

    Q2b:
    Instead of these pointless exercises in beautifully printed onanism.
    I had never considered onanism to be a form of exercise. It would suggest that you yourself must be very fit.