Form following function is a famous design mantra, but a new ‘biography-cum-travelogue’ about the leaning Tower of Pisa is a literal example of a book cover reflecting content. Tilt: The Skewed Tale of the Tower of Pisa by Nicholas Shrady is offset from the perpendicular and eye-catchingly angled from left to right. The type is set squarely on the page in conventional fashion, accentuating the ‘cut-off’ effect at the top and bottom of the book. Designed by an in-house team and Gray 318, with the book jacket concept by Michael Accordino and Alan Dingman, the book is published this month by Simon & Schuster, priced £12.99.
Games and augmented reality features for children sit alongside artificial intelligence features for parents, who can ask questions to find out about their child’s progress.
The winning entry of the product design competition will be awarded £3,000, while a further £2,000 will go to the university they study at.
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The West Midlands city has been awarded £3 million, and will host a year-long series of events that will encompass art, design, theatre and more.