Pushing the Limits

Pushing the Limits

Chip Kidd Design, New York, New York, 2004

Description

This is basically the first assignment everyone gets in Typography 101 (or at least the one I got): “Give a piece of typography appropriate form based on its content.” Very simple. Since it’s a book about engineering, I included a graph-paper pattern to enhance the effect. I like best that it looks like a boil longing to be lanced.

Collections: 50 Books/50 Covers of 2004
Discipline: Book design
Format: Book cover

Credits

Design firm
Chip Kidd Design
Creative director/designer
Chip Kidd
Jacket designer
Chip Kidd
Production director
Andy Hughes
Author
Henry Petroski
Editor
Ashbel Green
Publisher
Alfred A. Knopf
Trim size
6 1/4 x 9 3/8 inches
Pages
288
Quantity printed
10,000
Compositor
North Market Street Graphics
Typeface
HTF Champion
Printer/binder
Berryville Graphics
Jacket printer
Coral Graphics
Paper
Hammermill off-white 80 lb. coated, matte film
Binding method
Sewn
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