A new book celebrating the experimental typography of Dutch graphic designer Jurriaan Schrofer. He worked for the renowned design studio Total Design and was an outspoken figure within Dutch professional design organisations.
Most of all he was an experimentalist in letterforms and typography. He was a pioneer in corporate identity; a designer of photo books; and art director of the architectural magazine Forum.
Design writer Frederike Huygen describes his work as ‘research into perception, visual effects and the optical illusion of perspective: or the interplay of letterform, pattern and meaning.’ She also refers to him as a ‘computer-designer before the computer’.
The book is luxuriously printed with a spot Pantone and has an open printed spine. The front and back covers have a matt textured finish.
Essay: Frederike Huygen
Editors: Tony Brook and Adrian Shaughnessy
Geo/Graphics is a focused study on geometric designs in today’s creative current. Looking at design projects worldwide that take circles and polygons as the core graphic medium to channel meanings, this book presents how versatile shapes facilitate communication and fortify memories in diverse context and fields of design.Read More
The Typografische Monatsblätter is one of the most important journals to successfully disseminate the phenomenon of “Swiss typography” to an international audience. With more than 70 years in existence, the journal witnessed significant moments in the history of typography and graphic design. 30 Years of Swiss Typographic Discourse in the Typografische Monatsblätter examines the years 1960–90, that correspond to a period of transition in which many factors such as technology, socio-political contexts and aesthetic ideologies profoundly affected and transformed the fields of typography and graphic design. The book includes a large number of works from well -known and lesser -known designers such as Emil Ruder, Helmut Schmid, Wolfgang Weingart, Hans-Rudolf Lutz, Jost Hochuli and many others.
Outcast Editions is an independent publishing company specializing in high quality, interactive digital books on contemporary architecture. Outcast Editions was founded in 2011 with the ambition of reinventing architecture publishing for the post-paper, post-PC age.
With backgrounds in photography, architecture, publishing, graphic design and typography, the founding principals of Outcast Editions have worked individually and collaboratively on prestigious publishing projects for leading architects and publishers worldwide.Read More
Unit Editions are busy working on a new book for pre order in late October.
Unit Editions are pleased to announce a monograph on legendary English designer Ken Garland, known for the 1964 First Things First manifesto and his work with Galt Toys, Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament and St Pancras Festival.
The book spans the entire career of Garland, from his student exercises in the 1950s to his self-published photography booklets released in recent years.
The book will be available for pre-order from the week commencing October 29th and will be shipped around December 3rd.
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New Monochrome Graphics
Creators’ love for black and white is a constant. Used to be the height of imaging and now a creative attitude, the austerely simple yet expressive black and white enthral designers for their stack contrast and evocative power in graphics and body of text that no other colours can attain.
Black & White is an all-new edition focusing on monochromatic graphic art. Be it a brand element, an aesthetic statement or a low-cost solution, the 130 showcased print art, brand design, art installations and fashion items in this book manifest the versatility and dramatic appearance of black and white blended with photography, special printing, and sometimes shadows and light. In words and selected creative projects, the hard core of this global movement today expounds on their conscious decision to fix on this limited palette to create, despite the exhilarating colour trends and the many quality colour printing options to hand.Read More
Focusing on how graphic designers tackle the ordering of number-heavy information, this book shows how the best design minds around grapple with timetables, annual reports and other data-rich documents. It also includes a chapter outlining the basic typographic and detailing rules relating to numbers.
Featuring the work of such names as Stefan Sagmeister, Karin von Ompteda, Joost Grootens, Socket Studio, Stapelberg & Fritz, Form, Willi Kunz, Helmut Schmid, Build and Cartlidge Levene, Numbers in Graphic Design is bursting with inspirational examples of how to approach almost any design situation featuring numbers.
Numbers in Graphic Design is the sourcebook for any designer who wants to be able to work with numbers creatively and with confidence.
Written by Roger Fawcett-Tang a British graphic designer with a special interest in book design and calendars. He is the founder of the award winning Struktur Design which has been featured in numerous design books and international magazines. He has written several books about design including Experimental Formats (vols 1 and 2), New Book Design, and New Typographic Design.
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