What do you think 2018 will hold for editorial design?
In 2018 I’m hoping for a new direction in how we consider the printed page. We should be more eco-friendly and thoughtful, print less rather than more and rethink formats. As designers we should take time to research materials and the craft of different printing techniques, both old and new.
What was your favourite editorial design project in 2017?
One of my highlights of 2017 was visiting The Most Beautiful Swiss prize in Switzerland. It’s a book competition that was set up by the late Jan Tschichold in 1945 to promote innovative book design. Around 400 submissions were displayed at the Zurich Helmhaus. The event had a real sense of warmth to it, with heartfelt speeches and bratwurst served under the museum’s arcade. I hope for similar celebrations like this in the future, taking place in more locations all over the world.