Go shop at Herb Lester Associates! They have the most beautiful maps you'll ever need for a trip. I would be crazy enough to choose my destination just to fit the maps they have. Anyone up for a trip to Glasgow?
Autumn is here. And for those I-only-wanna-procratinate-moments you should browse the Book Cover Archive.
An interesting research you should really check out!
As Marloes Pijfers explains on her website, Reputation 2.0 'is not an ordinary management book (...) but an illustrated introduction into the world of 'online reputation management'. Quite unlike a lot of the management books out there, it explains strategies of online representation in short, clear, unpretentious verbal and visual language.
A book filled with "olifantenpaadjes" (translates into elephantpaths). Photo's by Jan-Dirk on which you can see the small pathways created by shortcuts people make. No matter how well streets and pavements are thought out, there is always a minor detour to avoid. One of the most innocent forms of civil disobedience, which results in a really nice photobook.
I just got this book with the works of Alex Trochut.
Most portfolio books are just a showcase of projects. But this book has a very nice twist.
It is structured in four parts: The first part is the Introduction which puts Alex into context in the wider design world. The second part, Influences, explains where he gets his inspiration from. The third and biggest part shows a wide selection of projects he made. It varies between commercial works and personal projects. The last part is very nice. It reveals the design process. So how he came up with an idea, the early sketches and so on.
The first two parts are a good read. You will get to know Alex a little bit and has a sort of embedded art/design history lesson in it. The PROJECTS part is awesome. It shows a great variety of Alex's projects which are often a combination of illustration and typography. The personal projects stand out pretty well, which gives it a more personal touch.
That in combination with the last part, explaining how it is made, makes the content worthwhile to browse through. I really like looking and learning how he made certain illustrations, fro first struggles to the final result.
The book itself has a simple and elegant graphic design. The text pages are on different colored unocated paper in black and white. The Projects part is on glossy white paper and the Process pages are on uncoated white paper, both in full colour. It makes that each part of the book is really different.
Last but not least is the cover. In daylight it is fluorgreen. But it has a glow-in-the-dark print on it. In the dark it shows an ornamental pattern. In combination with only a small title in the upperleft corner it is really nice.
Overall, a very inspirational book for those who love typography and illustration.
I didn't know Alex Trochut before I got the book, but I like his work and while reading the texts it seems like a very charming, inspiring person!
You can get the book via deze link.
We had a super releaseparty of O.K. Periodicals #6 / BORING Issue. Jaap Blonk started the night with a soundpoetry performance. After that Joost and I went up the stage to give a very boring presentation. We explained how to fill in the form to become a subscriber (hello and thanks to al new subscribers!). And we made a slide for each and every single contributor in the magazine and thanking them. Well, you had to be there in the crowded venue.
But we finished with the flipthrough video you can see here as well.
We hope you will become a subscriber too, so we can make future issues of this wonderfull magazine. It has a limited run of copies (500) and we already sent 250 to pre-orders and so.
Issue 6 is, again, the best issue so far!
Hanging Around, necklaces made by Manon van Kouswijk. Like them or not. The best thing about the projects by Manon van Kouswijk are the books she publishes with them. She did it a few years ago for her project Lepidoptera Domestica. And she did it again with this project. A book full of necklaces and (it seems) the complete documentation of how she came to a certain design or idea. It's beautifull the clean images are shown on a spread with her research.
A book with necklaces, that I would have never bought when it were only necklaces, is now one of the nicest books and projects I've seen lately.
Of course a lot of credits also go to the graphic designers. Niessen en de Vries.
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