In a world full of art and design, how do you pick one type of artisans to focus on to develop a book?
After studying the history of graphic design and coming to understand how influential the invention of moveable type has been to shaping our world history, it was clear that I wanted to design a book that featured letterpress printing. The challenge was to make it visually engaging for both designers who appreciate and practice letterpress, as well as audiences who are newer to letterpress designs. For the typographic details throughout the book I used with scale and typefaces that echoed letterpress designs in a playful grid to add variety to the pacing of the book. I also debossed the title on the book jacket cover to feel more authentic to the letterpress style without the design itself actually being letterpress printed. I also designed a companion website that would allow users to interact to read about the book, or purchase a copy online.

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