Designer: Mark Diaper
Project: The Missing Voice (Case Study B)
Description: This is a beautifully produced catalog for an event organized by Artangle and the Whitechapel Gallery in London. The catalog contains an audio CD, which is held in place with a small foam button. It has a thin sheet of black sponge bound into the inside front and back covers. This gives it a very tactile feel and quality. It is singer-sewn, meaning a sewing machine has been used to bind all the pages together. The main image section of the catalog has been French folded, printing black-and- white images on the outside and color on the inside.
Project: Paul & Joe Spring/Summer fashion catalog
Description: A mirror-like quality is created on the introductory pages of this catalog through the use of thin, clear sheets of acetate. As these are peeled away, the photography pages are revealed.
Designer: Cartlidge Levene
Project: Designing Effective Annual Reports
Description: This self-promotional brochure is concertina-folded and can be viewed as a conventional book or extended out to a length of over 12.5 feet (3.8m).
Designer: Herman Lelie
Project: Ophiuchus Collection
Description: This exhibition catalog is produced as a concertina-folded book without a bound spine, allowing it to be stretched out into a long strip.
Designer: Sagmeister Inc.
Project: Anni Kuan Design brochure
Description: Produced on a modest budget, this fashion brochure was printed on newsprint by local newspaper printers. The brochure was then bound by simply hanging it from a wire coat hanger.
Designer: Takaaki Matsumoto
Project: Material Dreams
Description: The cover of this brochure is made from a heavily textured stock with the title embossed in the center. It is bound with rivets and finished with a delicate lace bow.
Designer: Irma Boom
Project: The Spine | Da Appel
Description: This artists’ exhibition catalog uses the title of the show, The Spine, as its inspiration. Six eight-page booklets are neatly bound together with black thread, making a real feature of the spine.
Designer: Wolff Olins
Project: Yacht – to the next curve
Description: This special launch brochure for a rebranded company comes in the shape of a black cloth-covered, case-bound book. The company name, printed down the spine, bleeds around the edges.
Project: Form + Zweck 11/12
Description: Form + Zweck is a design journal published in Germany. This issue comes as a sealed block with no obvious means of entry. On closer investigation, along one edge there is a discreet perforated crease fold. With a certain degree of care, one can peel open the book to reveal the content. Once inside, the reader is requested to complete the binding process following a set of instructions printed on the back cover. A series of holes hold eight binding rivets which need to be removed and placed in the vertical holes down the spine.