Monday, November 24, 2008

Process Book Examples

by Elizabeth Shim
"This is a special format book of a series of articles about class in America that ran in New York Times. The book was designed to address the issues around class, and to offer a critical perspective on the nature of the articles. Physically, the binding never lets a spread fall into a comfortable position, much like the subject itself. The subheads of the article are printed on the inside of the French folds and run through the chapters, as reminders of yet another dimension. The layout is designed to twist the conventional hierarchy of a book page to reveal the stages of information and commentary around the articles. The quotes from the interviewees (most of these articles were written around interviews) were separated from the running text and put forward in the body area as the first source of information, the raw commentary on the issue of class. These quotes reveal the essence of the articles. The rest of the article, which is essentially commentary from the writer, runs in the secondary area of the page–the footnotes. The third area, marginalia, contains the commentary from the readers, posted on the online forum."

Sunday, November 23, 2008

From Cornel Windlin from LINETO

IDN: What is your philosophy on typography?

CW: "Many typographers show behavioral traits that include obsessive orderliness, rigidity, obstinacy, obsession with rules, excessive meticulousness and general ungenerousness. These characteristics correspond to Freud's definition of anal retention. Lineto strives for non-anal retention. Lineto strives for non-anal typography. We create our own tools for designing with type. After using them ourselves, we make them available for others to use."

– Cornel Windlin
IDN Magazine, 2006

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

New Inspiration

Keep working on that type and try new things.
here is a nice info-graphic from GOOD magazine.
font is Trade Gothic, looks so good!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008