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Jessica Hische    |    http://jessicahische.is

"A series covers of classic books. The books were leather bound and the design was then foil stamped in two foil colors onto the full jacket and spine. This is probably my favorite project of all time and thanks to Jo the interiors are as beautiful as the covers. Each has marbled endpapers, painted page edges and matching ribbons and headbands."

Jessica Hische is a letterer, illustrator, typographer, and web designer. She currently serves on the Type Directors Club board of directors, has been named a Forbes Magazine “30 under 30” in art and design as well as an ADC Young Gun and one of Print Magazine’s “New Visual Artists”. She has designed for Wes Anderson, McSweeney’s, Tiffany & Co, Penguin Books and many others. She resides primarily in San Francisco, occasionally in Brooklyn.

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13 Oct

Peter Dawson    |    http://behance.net/PeterDawsonUK

"The New Sylva book is a detailed and sumptuous celebration of the UK’s trees and forests, by authors Gabriel Hemery and artist Sarah Simblet. The book is 400 pages in length and features more than 100 tree species, accompanied by 200 pen and ink drawings of British trees."

Peter has over 20 years’ experience within the design industry following his graduation from Kingston University in 1992. Having worked as a designer and then creative director at a number of design consultancies, he went on to co-found in 2000 his London-based studio Grade. Peter has worked for a diverse and extensive range of clients over the years from The Barbican to Walt Disney and specialises in branding, typographic and print and publishing design. Having designed a large number of best-selling and award-winning illustrated book titles, awards have included British D&AD annual inclusion, several ISTD Certificates of Excellence and ‘Best Jacket’ and ‘Best Series’ at the British Book Design and Production Awards. 

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26 Sep

Daniel Siim    |    http://danielsiim.dk

"Digital books are at a rapid growth and currently make up 20 percent of all books sold to the general public in the US alone. As the digital market is expanding, the need for analogue books is becoming more redundant. The redesign of the prodigious novel Star Maker, by William Olaf Stapledon, first published in 1937, serves as an experiment on highlighting the qualities of a book’s physical existence, some of which cannot be accommodated by an e-book. 

This project is a comprehensive study of paper material, text layout and physical size. The book features various paper goods and weights along with a bookcase containing 16 A5-sized artworks representing a visual interpretation of each chapter, and a square-sized constellation map of the books content.” 

Daniel Siim is a Copenhagen-based designer and a BA graduate from The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Schools of Architecture, Design and Conservation. His practice approach a wide scale of graphic design with a focus on printed matter, from small press to major publishing.

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25 Jul

Sherpa    |    http://sherpa-design.de

"A Clockwork Orange broaches the issue of the freedom of the individual by using the protagonist Alex. The recipient accompanies Alex through the plot and takes his point of view. He senses whenever Alex acts in a state of free will and he senses whenever Alexs free will is limited. Furthermore in some passages he takes a point of view above Alex as a spectator.

The notices being made in this position are arranged in a subtle visual and typographical staging. The recipient is being tricked. He thinks to be in full control about his way of reading. In fact the typographical staging has control about the recipient and guides him in one’s sole discretion.”

Sherpa focuses on the development, optimization and management of brands in various disciplines such as Corporate Design and Publishing as well as Digital Branding.

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14 Jul