»Editorial Design« Grafikmagazin 04.22
»I love my work«, told us a book cover designer, »because it touches people immediately and everybody can relate to it«. Designing books and magazines needs a lot of expertise, but it is also very rewarding. We took a look behind the scenes of some great editorial design projects and talked to people, who know their industry isn't perfect, but still love their work dearly.
Find out more in our Grafik+ section on »Editorial Design« and in Grafikmagazin 04.22.
In this issue we focus on »Editorial Design« and there’s a lot of great books and magazines to be discovered. But we also talked to design philosopher Mara Recklies, who examines what we perceive as good design. Why do we think less is more? Who defines what good design is? Is our western perspective as neutral as we really think?
A decidedly non-western approach took the curators of this years’ documenta 15, one of the greatest art happenings in the world. We took a look at the font that was designed for the event – collaboratively by people form various different countries and cultural backgrounds.
In our showroom section we present the winners of this years European Design Awards, we take a look at Jan Tschicholds legacy and his contribution to »new typography« and we celebrate 50 years of Munich Olympic Games. In a tour de force Otl Aicher and his team designed thousands of objects, from the dachshund mascot to uniforms, posters, signage and pictograms. This was the first Olympic Games with a proper corporate identity.
And as always there’s lots more to be discovered, type design and articles on design & research and some brilliant photography.
The cover of this issue was illustrated by Christina Gransow, whose work we also present in our showroom section. She interpreted the topic »editorial design« in form of one of those typical kiosks one encounters all over the world. Books, magazines, sweets, drinks and cigarettes – whatever you need, you can find it on theses couple of square meters.
The cover was printed on Olin Origins Cereal in 320 gsm. This uncoated paper is FSC certified and has a very pleasant surface. On the inside pages we used Olin Design natural white in 150 g/sm.
Cover design: Christina Gransow
98 pages, four different papers,
text in German
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