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.
Stunning. This is a series of paper cutouts by Australian designer, Bianca Chang. The 3-dimensional letterforms are created with multiple sheets of 80gsm paper. These much be really amazing in person. The form must change depending on the angle of view.
Interesting series of typographic posters by Georg Staehelin for the Museum of Design in Basel. I did a little searching and couldn’t find any info on Mr. Staehelin. If anyone has any info, I’d love to learn more about him.
Interesting poster by Martin Plonka that classifies typefaces by seven major groups: Slab Serif, Serif Old Style, Serif Transitional, Serif Modern, Sans Humanist, Sans (Neo)Grotesque and Sans Geometric.
Robert Lee of Unicorn Graphics in Garden City, NY has amassed an incredible collection of wood types and engraved blocks, and is cataloging them in an online museum for everyone to view. The collection includes catalogs, wood types, ornaments, borders, engraved blocks, cuts and more. Simply amazing. The museum is described as:
This Web Museum is established for the purpose of educating the general public, and the next generation, on the beauties of wood types and engraved blocks. Our mission is to gather, save, preserve, and interpret wood types and information about them.