Book design

The book is one of the best inventions ever. Between its cover you get access to new worlds of knowledge – and that is the reason why book design is such a joy. To get a text and give is shape making it easier to understand and to give it a nice rythm – on the page and between the pages. To give the whole book a structure. It is fun!

Good book design

Good book design is fun to discuss. Some say it is unappreciated task because if the designer does it well nobody notices it – the design should never get in the way of the content. But I see it differently – of course the design should not interfere but the opposite of interference is not noninterference but enhancement. That is what good design does – and it is noticeable. The difference between the manuscript and the finished book is always big!