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Miscellaneous > 17.6 Student Project

Das konkrete Buch

by Elena Gutierrez

Das Konkrete Buch
(The Concrete Book)
In the age of the internet, download offers and mobile communication, the book as a medium seems to be becoming more and more forgotten. However, to pick up a book and start reading it, offers an instant unique experience.
A Book also has a specific formal quality: In addition to the cover, a grid is designed for text and image, not only serving us aesthetically, but also to portray the content of the book as effectively as possible. As well as the area of »Concrete Art«, the grid systems of a book are based on a mathematically geometric basis. Should book design therefore not be regarded as a work of art?
»The Concrete Book« forms the book according to its content: You can see one hundred double pages of one hundred different books, in chronological order. I replaced the content of the text with a non readable typeface and alienated the original pictures so, that they were no longer recognizable, but serve as pictures, with highlights and shadows.

  • Creative Directors Prof. Frank Philippin
  • Art Directors
  • Designers Elena Gutiérrez
  • Illustrators
  • Photographers
  • Editors
  • Copywriters
  • Director Prof. Frank Philippin
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