Typograph.journal Volume.04 - My Portfolio
Last Thursday I came home to find a small little package had arrived. At first I was a little surprised as I didn’t remember ordering anything recently but when I turned the package over and saw an Australian return address it suddenly clicked! It was my copy of Typograph.Her’s new book ‘Typograph.journal Volume.04’.
This volume of the journal focuses on exploring the territory between analogue and digital technology and how this could affect the way we design in the future
The first thing that is noticeable when removing the journal from it’s shipping bag is the attention to detail that Nicole has put into the design of the book. It was wrapped in paper printed with Pantone 072 U (deep blue) with glitched typography and a brief description of what a glitch is. It was so well packaged that I almost didn’t want to damage the wrapper so I carefully used a scalpel to make sure I didn’t rip the paper. I’m normally never this thoughtful towards wrapping paper!
Underneath the wrapper is a small pantone 072 U perfect bound book that has tactile feel thanks to the uncoated 210gsm Grange Board paper it is printed on. So far I have only managed to read the first chapter which looks at Ideation. There was one page that really stood out to me, in which Nicole explains her experiences printing with various mediums in different climates and how the outcomes can vary the entire design. Along with this she went onto explain how certain typefaces are designed specifically with ink spread in mind — it is a truly fascinating topic for anyone who has a love of typography.
After reading the first chapter I can already tell that ‘Typograph.journal Volume.04’ will be one of the best design books I have bought and no doubt one of the most informative. Check my blog for more about it once Ive managed to read a few more chapters.
You can find Nicole’s work here http://www.typographher.com