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In the past 10 years we had the pleasure to get to know a lot of the amazing people behind the magazines and publications we try to gather in our store for you, we have seen countless covers on our shelves and browsed myriads of pages. In News & Novelties we want to share some of our latest finds and conversations. Find inspiration in our reviews, enjoy some interviews with amazing people and get to know about our latest activities in Berlin and around the globe.

Ficciones Typografika 1642

Ficciones Typografika 1642

Typographic Exploration in a Public Space
When Erik Brandt went out to have his sabbatical year he had nothing more simply and ingenious in mind than turning the side of his garage into a public space for typographic experiments. Over the period of five years, this board - located somewhere in the nowhere in South Minneapolis - became an irresistible magnet for designers from all over the world. It didn't take long and this venue - only one 'submit'-click away - became a widely appreciated, client-demand-free, visceral, democratic, non-commercial dialogue about speculative (type-)design futures. In short: Ficciones Typografika! Published by Formist, who designed a typeface especially for this dense and stunning atlas of possible and contemporary visual language (for typo-nerds: Fiction is a modern sans sarif type based on Hermann Berthold's Akzidenz-Grotesk, Max Miedinger's Helvetica and Adrian Frutiger's Univers), this whole lotta book gives multitude ways to an arena for not-so-precious typographic manifestos, otherwise neglected viewpoints and forgotten words. Next to Shoplifter's New Type Design, Beste Plakate and Femme Type, Ficciones Typografika 1642 is definitely a precious thing for everybody who falls for typography and for amazing book design! P.S.: A thousand thanks, Erik Brandt, for 'bringing together a collected knowledge of people, places and things that one could not possibly collect alone' as Ben Duvall said! Buy
Bi-Scriptual - Typography and Graphic Design with Multiple Script Systems

Bi-Scriptual – Typography and Graphic Design with Multiple Script Systems

Bi-Scriptual celebrates the growing interest in the field of multiscript design. Eight scripts are selected for this purpose based on the number of people who use them around the world and on historical and political factors. The scripts are Arabic, Chinese (Hansi), Cyrillic, Devanagari, Korean (Hangul), Hebrew, Greek and Japanese (Kanji, Hiragana, Katakana). Using hundreds of illustrations and prototypes by numerous designers and studios, and featuring lengthy texts by international experts, Bi-Scriptual reveals the charms of working simultaneously with two writing systems, which we occasionally come across in city posters, signage, lettering and type design. Being particularly sensitive to the the world’s socio-cultural diversities makes this volume one of a kind in the realms of typography. Buy
Eye on Design #2 2018

Eye on Design #2 2018

What a beautiful magazine! Dazzling with a range of wildly saturated colours, fluorescent inks and oozing visuals, the second issue of Eye on Design presents a variety of designers and their works from different times and cultural backgrounds. A laborious attempt to capture in one title the plurality of experiences and the common associations between graphic design, sensorial and drug-induced, mind-bending experiments. In addition to touching on topics of mental health and substance abuse, Eye on Design speaks about the lesser known stories of the women who contributed to the explosive visual creativity of the post 1960s psychedelia and today’s equivalent to these years of kaleidoscopic posters, maddening patterns and healthy doses of optical illusion. Buy