Format for books: Hyphen Press - International Project Space
Edited & typeset by Robin Kinross
Text set in Ludwig Pro designed by Fred Smeijers
Printed with vegetable-oil-based inks on 90g Cyclus Offset in 3000 copies.
This exhibition focuses on a fundamental factor in making and publishing books: format. What size should the pages of a book be given? The question raises all the considerations of publishing. Who will read this work? And where? How will it be made? With what paper? By which printer? On which press? How does it connect to the other books we publish? What is the happiest size for these pictures and this text?
Hyphen Press was started in 1980 to make a new edition of Norman Potter’s book What is a designer?. The intimate interconnection of writing, editing, and design, in the production of that book proved to be a model for what followed…
20 march - 6 april 2010