September 27, 2010

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Rafael Esquer

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Make Books No War: Alfalfa Studio Featured in Book Worm

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“Book Worm showcases book designs from 56 top international designers who inspire with their ingenuity, vision, and imagination.” Frontlist We just received a nice package from China containing a sample of the newly published Book Worm. A handsomely produced book featuring a special thread binding. Printed on a beautiful matte …

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“Book Worm showcases book designs from 56 top international designers who inspire with their ingenuity, vision, and imagination.” Frontlist

We just received a nice package from China containing a sample of the newly published Book Worm. A handsomely produced book featuring a special thread binding. Printed on a beautiful matte paper, in a horizontal format, Book Worm features 3 of our book projects: Ambulatory: Museum Plan, Bonds of Love and Unwearable Jewels.

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Spread showing the book “Bonds of Love”

The book was designed and published by the German-Chinese studio Hesign. A studio that is quickly becoming one of the leading design book publishers. Their books are, for the most part, art objects in themselves as they are nicely designed, their formats are always daring, the paper selection is surprising (in a good way) and their binding is pretty fresh.

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Spread showing book “Ambulatory: Museum Plan”

My criticism of this particular book is its legibility. Even though it is mainly a picture book, it’s important to be able to read without using a magnifying glass. When do you think small type too small? I’d say when body text is set smaller than 5 points! What do you think?

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Spread showing book “Unwearable Jewels”

Still worth having it in your library as a reference not only for its content but, also, for its unique production. Thank you Hesign for taking creative chances nowadays when most everyone else plays it safe.

You can see more of our book projects on our website.

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