Typography. Books.

Flexibility of systems

Added on by Andrea Pennoyer.

The most recent Design Issues' visual essay has arrived. It was again an honour to design it. It was also a pleasure - I thoroughly enjoy this ongoing project. Each essay presents its own puzzle. Some are comprised predominantly of images. Others include only introductory text and paratextual copy. Others, like Victor Margolin's The Bicycles of China, feature copy that is as important as its images. It is for this reason I was discouraged from thinking along the lines of template when developing this system several years ago. It needs to be flexible enough to accommodate different types of research. And flexibility, by definition, is a sort of durability or a stability.