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Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Rethinking Book Design

Clear, elegant and subtle, it is a brilliant summary of Mr. Joost Grootens’s work. As much an information designer as a book designer, he is best known for the award-winning atlases he has produced for the Dutch publishing house 010. By rethinking the kind of information a printed atlas should contain, and creating new ways of presenting it, Mr Grootens has reinvented the old-fashioned atlas to make it useful and relevant in an age when we can call up digital maps instantly on satellite navigation systems and the Internet. Read more here. And here.