Badlands Unlimited New Lovers Series — When Paul Chan had asked us to design a series of seven erotic novels in one color and all type for his independent publishing house Badland Unlimited
we said it's been on the list of briefs we've been waiting for. These soft-touch debossed paperbacks, the size of a semiotexte book are rooms for provocative yet accessible works by emerging writers in the genre of erotica.
Where Chefs Eat New Edition — The second volume of the successful restaurant guide Where Chefs Eat
including new chefs, new restaurants, new maps and new fonts.
Paul Chan: Selected Writings — A reader, co published by Badland Unlimited
and the Schaulager
Museum in Basel, on the occasion of the exhibition Paul Chan Selected Works
at Schaulager. The book collects the critical essays and texts of the New York-based artist, as appeared, among others, in Artforum, October, and Frieze. The reader is set with attentive typography in black only, with a single reference to Chan's
series on the endpapers signifying dawn and dusk, using a gradient of six different fluorescent inks.
Stephen Shore: From Galilee to the Negev — Stephen Shore's document of Israel is a rare observation by an "outsider". It is a search, but it is also a wayfinding. Shore's discoveries are remarkably accurate - they display the surge in which the daily life moves in this tiny yet versatile place, the cluster and the loneliness, with its beautiful ugliness, and its ethnic diversity that loads the country. When leaving the Ben Gurion airport, the first noticeable artifacts are the road signs in Hebrew, English and Arabic. These signs are intriguing when are observed for the first time, but they are, in a way, an illusion of something greater that could exist there. Shore spots that illusion in his photography and exhibits this far-from-harmonic ethnic diversity that is politically charged and is the heart of the ongoing struggle of everyone who is part of it. He puts reality on display. The cover of this book is blocked on a 3M reflecting material used for road signs, and all the navigational elements in this book (title, contents page, chapter openers) are set in a trilingual cut of the font Gravur Condensed
in English, Hebrew, and Arabic.
René Redzepi: A Work in Progress — A documentation of a year at the acclaimed Copenhagen-based restaurant, Noma
. The materials for this book were a personal journal recounting the day-to-day life of chef René Redzepi and Noma, accompanied by hundreds of photos gathered from the restaurant's staff smartphones during the same period, and a collection of recipes that were developed that year. The design concept, following the narrative of 'collecting', suggested splitting the publication into three different printed matter: the journal — a soft bound notebook, containing only Redzepi's text, and flat-photographed plants, printed like 'pressed' flowers between the journal's pages; the recipes book — a classic, linen-covered hardback containing ingredient shots and food shots taken by photographer Ditte Isager
; the snapshots book — a small format, roughly the size of a smartphone, containing 188 photos, laid out in a way that forces the viewer to rotate the little book from vertical to horizontal format, reflecting the browse through a smartphone photo library.
Where Chefs Eat: A Guide to Chefs Favourite Restaurants — A worldwide restaurant guide collecting recommendations from acclaimed international chefs. The mountainous volume of information in this lightweight bulky tome details about 2,300 restaurants around the world. The brief for the book came in a the form of a long list of sales blurbs, and the typographic solution was inspired by 1960's British phone books featuring ads on any possible real estate of the book - the front cover, spine, back cover, and paper edges. The entire book was printed with a single ink - Process Black, and all 704 pages are composed entirely out of typography and cartography. Over 50 different typefaces were used in this book, including a handful of custom made fonts.
Dieter Rams: As Little Design as Possible — A monograph on the influential product designer Dieter Rams. The fascinating life story of Dieter Rams is laid out in a classic reading book format, with a margin references to corresponding images. Alongside the historic sketches, prototypes, and product shots of Rams's work, are three sets of photographic portfolios taken at Rams's house in Kronberg, and at the Braun Archive. The cover is printed in a special silk screen technique with raised transparent ink that gives a tactile feel to the design detail. The font Lettera-Txt
was designed for this book, and is now available at Lineto.
I.D. Magazine — Art direction for the International Design Magazine, between 2003-2007, including a complete redesign. The magazine was the oldest product design publication in the United States. Founded in 1954, and folded in 2009.
Unmonumental (designed with Julia Hasting
) — The catalog for the first exhibition in the newly built ‘New Museum’ in New York. The exhibition hosted the sculpture work of 30 artists who create juxtaposition of forms, ready-made objects and materials. In order to emphasize the eclectic style of the show, the book was bound in six different options of binding cloth, in different colors and textures. The book’s title, and the artists’ names were all set in one typeface (Gravur–Condensed
) - mixed randomly in four different weights. Threads from the spine’s cloth that wraps around the left edge of the cover, were purposely left out hanging to give the book a rough and unfinished touch.
Lettera-Txt — proportional version of the monospaced font Lettera
, developed initially for the book Dieter Rams: As Little Design as Possible
, and is used throughout the book exclusively. Following the release of Lettera, users expressed a strong demand for a non-monospaced text version of the font. Lettera-Txt retains the freshness and unique appearance of Lettera, and functions extremely well in long small texts, as well as large display sizes. Lettera-Txt is available in six cuts, as an OpenType Standard and Pro, including stylistic sets, alternate glyphs and numerals sets, and extended Latin support, including Cyrillic. A Black weight will be available soon. For more information on Lettera-Txt, please see here
8/8/8 (designed with Julia Hasting
) — A folded, three-colored invitation card for a party held on the 8th of August 2008.
Speaking of Art — This book is a collection of transcribed interviews with contemporary artists compiled from a project called ‘Audio Arts’. The project, began in 1973 by WIlliam Furlong, was an audio magazine where each issue was sent to subscribers in a form of an audiocassette, and later (2003-2007) as a Compact Disk. The book is divided into "Side A" and "Side B" and the front and back cover are identical. After reading the first half of the book, the reader must flip the book to ‘Side B’ and read the rest starting from the back cover. The dark brown high gloss end-papers mimic the magnetic tape of the audiocassette.
Lettera — Initially drawn for the book Area 2
, and is used throughout the book exclusively. The font is based on a single weight basic specimen of a mid 70‘s typewriter font designed by Joseph Müller-Brockmann for Olivetti. Lettera is available as an Extended Latin OpenType format, including eastern European, Turkish, Baltic scripts, and alternate glyph. The specimen used for redrawing the first weight was a lo-resolution scan. When blown up large, it showed what appeared to be “reversed” ink-traps in critical joints of some glyphs. These elements that guided the design and later turned out to be a mistake caused by the poor quality of the document, remained. Lettera was later developed into a proportional version, Lettera-Txt
, also available at Lineto
Yoma identity — Yoma is a Jerusalem-based architecture studio, with local, and international clients. The bilingual identity, in Hebrew and English, echos the architectural typology of a line, and line thickness. The logo is a monostroke custom typeface appears on all stationery items at 0.5mm thickness. The letter-pressed business cards are printed on a 0.5mm thick stock, with red gilded edges that three-dimensionally reflect the two-dimensional logo's line thickness.
Area 2 (designed with Julia Hasting
) — The materials in the book are a range of several different formats and mediums: poster files, photographed books, photographed packages, type specimen renderings, line art illustrations, etc. The concept of the layout was displaying the artwork in the same way we received it from the participating designers: an eclectic collection of images piled on one’s desk. The typeface Lettera
was drawn especially for this book, and it was later developed into a four weight family and is sold exclusively through Lineto
On and By Frank Lloyd Wright — A book containing 14 essays about Frank Lloyd Wright and 3 essays by him. A special version of the typeface Demos
, designed by Gerard Unger 1974 was customized for this book to optimize the body text legibility.
at6 group Identity — The at6 group is a New York-based independent film production company.
Peaugeot Headlines — A display font, first drawn for a headline on the cover of I.D. Magazine’s November 2006 issue. The font is based on the six different letters of an old Peugeot logo, and has been expanded and reshaped in a rather less geometric style. The Character of the Peugeot font begins with the letter ‘O’. The extremely shifted balance is the element that is repeated throughout the entire glyph repertoire.
Arq.Futuro Identity — Arq.Futuro is a forum with influential figures in architecture from around the world. Its goal is to raise the level of architectural awareness during an unprecedented building boom as Brazil prepares for the World Cup of 2014 and the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro in Summer 2016. The event addresses business/civic leaders and architecture students. Among international speakers are Jaques Herzog, Zaha Hadid, Shigeru Ban and Rafael Viñoly.
Andy Warhol Portraits — Over 300 pieces of Warhol's Portraiture work made from the early 1960s until his death in 1987.