NON no. 5

NON no. 5

Red Ink, Los Angeles, California, 2001

Description

Because of the diversity of art and storytelling used by the comics in this collection, the primary challenge was to unify without taking away from the individual voice of each story. Two stories were too long for the main book, and were printed in books of their own, and the same identity problem—unified versus individual—was presented. I used a two-color patterned cover—based on a single shape that is derived from the book’s content—with the same colors being used again on the inside, the darker color as line art. Thus, maintaining their individuality through design and layout, the books nonetheless appear to be a set when presented together.

Collections: 50 Books/50 Covers of 2001
Discipline: Book design
Format: Book

Credits

Design firm
Red Ink
Designer
Jordan Crane
Illustrators
Jordan Crane, Nick Bertozzi, Brian Biggs, Mat Brinkman, Brian Chippendale, David Choe, Greg Cook, Jordan Crane, Tom Devlin, Jason, Ulf K., Dave Kiersh, Megan Kelso, James Kochalka, Paul Lyons, Paul Pope, Pshaw, Brian Ralph, Ron Rege, Jr., Steven Weissman, Kurt Wolfgang
Production coordinator
Jordan Crane
Trim size
7 x 10 inches
Pages
472
Quantity printed
2,000
Typeface
Hand-drawn by Jordan Crane
Printer
Quebecor World
Paper
Large book
Binders
Jordan Crane, Brooke Corey, Tom Devlin, Hannah Miller, John Pham, Stacy Dolin, Quebecor World
Binding method
Square-bound, hand scored and glued dust jackets
Jacket printers
Jordan Crane, Firehouse
Editor
Jordan Crane
Publisher
Red Ink
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