Underground by David Macaulay
Une Petite Maison 1923
French, with English translation
Birkhäuser GmbH; 6th edition (1954)
Cities Without Ground: A Hong Kong Guidebook by Adam Frampton, Jonathan D Solomon and Clara Wong.
Axonometric maps revealing Hong Kong’s multi-layered elevated walkways, ramps, elevators and infrastructure interchanges. Definitely enbiggen.
(read more on the guardian and randomwire)
Where is your question mark.
Preliminary concept sketches for S,M,L,XL by Rem Koolhaas and Bruce Mau, presented at the AA’s Book Machine exhibition.
Texts reads, from left to right:
- The book is conceived as a block of information.
- The number represent six “families” of projects presented in the book. Each of these groups is presented in a differenct spirit - in a form appropiate to its contents.
- These two components, the Dictionary and the project “families” run on parallel tracks throughout the book … Through their proximity, these incongruous parts activate each other.
- Each spread within this block is a moment in time - a freeze-frame … the typography no longer has to pretend coherence for the entire length of the book. Instead, it will be a sequence of calibrated episodes…the typography equivalent of the plot.
Printed plate left folded through digitization; a new topography created.
From p. 496 of Frost and Fire: Natural Engines, Tool-marks and Chips, by John Francis Campbell (1865). [Here]
This is a thing I visited recently, at the Kemistry Gallery in Shoreditch. Behind the scenes of my all-time favourite book (including fiction) that got me properly into design. All the original drawings and hand-written notes on the walls were mesmerising. Img/Archiclog and I didn’t want to leave but we Other Stuff to See.
I couldn’t afford the poster, it was embarrassing.
Modular Typographical Bookcase by Saporiti
I WANT IT I WANT IT.
A book by Xavier Antin, made by printing each of the four colours on different eras of desktop printing technology in succession. More images here.
(via The Ministry of Type)