edition

2012

title

A design for a popular science book concerning writing and its role in culture 

author

Aleksandra Twardokęs (PL)

e-mail

olatwardokes@gmail.com

degree

M.A. project

school

Academy of Fine Arts in Katowice

Department of Design

supervisor

Tomasz Bierkowski

Man in the Culture of Writing caught our eye with its design, which the student created as a whole, beginning with the actual content, and finishing with the choice of paper. The publication is designed for people seeking basic information on the phenomenon of writing.
The book has a deliberate construction. The first part, which the designer has generously illustrated with photographs in various formats and scales (info‑graphics etc.) is devoted to the history of writing. The wide margins in this part are used for a navigation system facilitating orientation among the numerous engravings. Part two is critical, addressing socio‑psychological issues linked to writing. Fewer illustrations are provided here, and the photographs are presented in gray scale.
The book’s format is 17.5 × 25 cm. The main text was set in Calluna Regular, while the footnotes and navigation helpers are in Calluna Sans.

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