Myself and 22 other designers from different corners of the world participated in a series of hands-on, experimental type and composition exercises that culminated in two collaborative, independently-bound books, based on Italo Calvino’s “Invisible Cities.”
Each designer was assigned to a chapter and specific page width, each consisting of five cities. Given the freedom of page height and paper stock/weight, we were challenged to diversify our individual layouts to produce a piece of work that was truly representative of how we each interpreted the text. Pictured: Thin Cities, Octavia.
The beginnings of my collection: a work-in-progress of layout & type studies.
mini-comps on ink-colored vellum.
going analog: explorations of type and composition with limited constraints as we started designing our book covers.
initial preview of the group’s pagination and sizes
final presentation day at Studio Andrew Howard