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.
Cult instrument the Electronium was designed by Motown’s Raymond Scott 60 years ago but was never realised, until now
Fake news, doctoring photographs, and the themes of perception and reality are all reflected in the title sequence of a new Channel 4 drama.
The Guardian Media Group’s Sunday paper, The Observer, has launched a biannual, print design magazine, which looks to bridge the gap between consumer and specialist publications.
Online art shop RoomFifty has worked with studio Intoart, commissioning four disabled creatives to design prints that are being sold for £20 each.