Letters of Yage Visual Book

Letters of Yage Visual Book

Letters of Yage book design

Letters of Yage is a visual book designed by Tommaso Agostini based on the epistolary novel by William S. Burroughs and Allen Ginsberg, that centres on their search for yage, a plant fabled to produce powerful hallucinations and, according to some, even bestow telepathic qualities.

Divided into two parts via a leporello bind, one part references the rational, methodical research of Burroughs,…

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Quick Review – Graphic Icons: Visionaries Who Shaped Modern Graphic Design

Quick Review – Graphic Icons: Visionaries Who Shaped Modern Graphic Design

Quick Review – Graphic Icons: Visionaries Who Shaped Modern Graphic Design

Who are history’s most influential graphic designers?

This is the question John Clifford attempts to answer in his book Graphic Icons: Visionaries Who Shaped Modern Graphic Design.

Graphic Icons is not a complete history of graphic design, nor does it try to be.

Instead, it serves as an easy to devour primer on design history aimed specifically at graphic design students, providing readers with…

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I Love Type Box Set

I Love Type Box Set

Feast your eyes on this limited edition I Love Type box set, a stunning collaboration between publishers viction:ary (check out their Gold Book feature) and design studio TwoPoints.Net.

Each of the 8 publications centres on a particular typeface, complete with modern-day examples of the faces in use, as well as insights from some of the industry’s leading studios and designers.

Finally, all the…

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The Grey Area

The Grey Area is a narrative book project by Dom Layton on the subject of guilt, in which he recalls a snowball fight in Berlin at the Holocaust Memorial.

Would Holocaust survivors find this disrespectful? What you should and should not do in a place as disorientating and abstract as this is something of a grey area (as is the actual memorial – it’s literally a grey area).

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Maxim Cormier/Chen Fan 2014 Personal Agenda

Maxim Cormier/Chen Fan 2014 Personal Agenda

These stunning books are actually personal agendas for designers Maxim Cormier and Chen Fan.

Each book contains information tailored specifically to Maxim and Chen’s lives and needs, including important dates and motivational quotes, all beautifully typeset and printed typeset in a grey/yellow, and blue hue, respectively.

Maxim Cormier’s Personal Agenda

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Chen Fan’s Personal Agenda

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Heimatdesign Magazine 12

Check out this gorgeously-simple typographic cover design for Heimatdesign Magazine’s 12th issue. Being a huge fan of scrawl typography I just had to feature this work.

The black and white imagery works perfectly with the deep, rich blue hue of the lettering, and is accented perfectly by the colour of the spine. Nice.

Art Direction by Neu. Found via Design Made in Germany

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Louisiana Revy

Louisiana Revy is a self-initiated periodical design by student Morten Duemose that is linked to the Louisiana Museum in Copenhagen. The issue featured directly links to their exhibition of portraiture, with other issues relating to other specific exhibitions at the museum.

The magazine itself features a die-cut slipcase and a clean yet constructivist-like aesthetic.

Morten says the magazine is…

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Saville Row Paper Swatch Book

Saville Row Paper Swatch Book

Check out this swatch book for Fedrigoni’s Saville Row range of paper, created by Thomas Manss & Co. Saville Row paper stock is refined and elegant, and features a range of textures inspired by the tailors on London’s legendary street Saville Row. As such the book itself is directly inspired by the fabric books you will find at a tailors’.

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