Book Covers for Harry Hole Series: Peter Mendelsund

Curator: David Sherwin
date: April 11, 2014
Categories: Book Design
Tags: books, mystery, series
Considering the usual requests made of a book designer, one of the most daunting challenges must be when you’re asked to design for a wildly popular, ongoing 10-book mystery series that has been translated into multiple languages. And yet Peter Mendelsund has done just that: an exceptional job for Jo Nesbø’s Harry Hole detective crime series.
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Social Good Guides: Social Innovators Collective

Curator: David Sherwin
date: April 8, 2014
Categories: Book Design, Promotional Design & Advertising
Tags: book design, social entrepreneurship, social impact, social innovation, website design
I’ve been working in the social impact space for the past few years, and I’m often contacted by designers that want to understand what it takes to get into the space. There’s been a serious lack of resources to point them toward—until now. The Social Good Guides are a series of 20+ small-business guides created to support early stage social entrepreneurs, nonprofit founders and individuals working on social impact projects. The goal of the guides is to centralize general knowledge and equip change-makers with the essential skills a founder needs to be familiar with in order to achieve success during their startup year.
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New Reproductions: David Maljković and Åbäke

Curator: Placement
date: April 5, 2014
Categories: Book Design, Typographic Design
Tags: Åbäke, artist book, book design, Maljković, reproductions

New Reproductions is a book of work by the Zagreb-based Croatian artist David Maljković. It was designed by Åbäke and released by Mousse Publishing.

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Messages and Means exhibition: David Reinfurt

Curator: Placement
date: April 2, 2014
Categories: Book Design, Corporate Communications Design, Editorial Design, Typographic Design
Tags: David Reinfurt, Messages and Means, MIT, MIT Press, Muriel Cooper

Over the last several years, David Reinfurt has been researching the work of Muriel Cooper, who worked at MIT “in overlapping roles as a graphic designer, teacher and researcher.” Reinfurt curated selections of Cooper’s work for this exhibition from each of these three categories—her work as design director of the MIT Press, as a professor in the MIT Media Lab and as a researcher in her own right. 

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Roaming Publication: Paul Goodrich and Andrew Jensen

Curator: Placement
date: April 1, 2014
Categories: Book Design, Editorial Design, Typographic Design

In the summer of 2013, students Paul Goodrich (graphic designer, Wayne State University, Detroit) and Andrew Jensen (photographer, Northern Michigan University, Marquette) packed a Risograph printer into the back of their station wagon in search of a place to make a book about. They ended up in Ravenswood, West Virginia, where they spent three weeks camping, talking to residents and taking photographs. They printed and produced a book on location that documents an aspect of life in this small town.

Toward the end of their time in West Virginia, they were joined by their friend Eva Zielinski, also a graphic designer from Detroit, who collected their hundreds of excess prints and bound them together.

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