“Design in Italy in project groups from 1960 to 1990” is a historical and analytical research that presents a study of the experiences of Italian design groups from the 1960s onwards. The aim is to analyse the developments and the importance they have had in the context of national and international design. Through the consultation of primary sources, this volume describes an unprecedented overview of a phenomenon that has still not been entirely historicized, tracing the outlines and investigating the connections between groups of designers, places, trends, and theoretical frameworks.
Vanishing Crafts is designed to promote the awareness of traditional crafts. It was conceived to serve as a memory project of Singapore, sharing stories of the last remaining artisans. Readers are invited to partake as co-creators. The pages are designed with lots of blank space for their curatorial input, their memory records and photographs of any traditional artisan and vanishing trade from around the world. In order for this valuable history to pass down for generations to come, a children’s storybook is included to introduce this heritage to the younger generations.
It was essential that the design of this catalogue be sympathetic to the work of this contemporary artist. The halftone dot was chosen as an approach for the cover as this technique has been one constant in the artist’s multifaceted career. The yellow color sleeve was incorporated as a way to reference the many layers in this artist’s practice, and the use of one of the Chorus faces on the cover was a humorous nod to the visitor experience. A spot-UV varnish was used on the cover to give the image a three-dimensional quality similar to his works.
Sculpturer’s autobiographical album of painting collected his sculpture works and also recorded his artistic development. The keynote of the book is succinct composition and elegant color, which can build moderate and natural narrative. In the publication design, complicated designing signs were abandoned, controlling the space between words, arrangement of pictures directly, using white space to control the speed of reading…showing the author’s sculpture works and art experience. Readers can feel author’s true feeling from the pages when reading.
The design takes into consideration that the book is divided into 3 parts, each having sub-parts. Each of the 3 parts and their sub-parts are treated differently as chapter openers. The challenge was to treat each type of content differently without creating too many varied styles and treatments. The concept was to create a book that is easy to read while paying minute attention to typographic details for the narrative.
The history of Quinta do Vallado, a wine producer known all over the world for the quality of their products, is told in 224 pages. The ‘Quinta do Vallado. 300 Years in the heart of the Douro.’ book contains emblematic pictures illustrating and eternalising the evolution of Quinta do Vallado through the past 300 years, namely the landscapes, vineyards, structures, artworks, labels, owners, among others, and stating the path Quinta do Vallado wants for their future. The bilingual book has an appealing design and distinctive finishes chosen by Omdesign.