Dear Reader, Vol. I
A collection of obsessions, oblique references and footnotes of design processes — though not necessarily texts about design.
The layout is appropriately diverse and eclectic for the bandwidth of texts, layering different formats and texts, as a tongue-in-cheek reference to the design shtick of publications with different paper formats. Here we present three iconic formats in emphasized-as-fake three-dimensionality, on four different papers and more inks than you would think.
Dear Reader was created partly from a primordial graphic designers’ urge to publish, and to share texts that are dear to us, partly in celebration of our Atelier’s approximate fifth anniversary, and partly as a vessel to showcase our type design work in a manner that circumvents the conventions and the visual clichés of the type specimen.
Reason and typography — René Hague
Appartamento Pernigotti — AG Fronzoni
(The story of) the poor rich man — Adolf Loos
Topography of Typography — El Lissitzky
John Cage and Morton Feldman in Conversation
Exercises in Style; Foreword by Barbara Wright
Exercises in Style (Selection) — Raymond Queneau
36pp., 29.7×21cm, Offset 2c + spot varnish (some parts duotone b/w), 4 paper qualities. Print run 500 copies.
Printed at Thoben Offset Nijmegen
- van Stockum, Herengracht 60, 2511EJ Den Haag
- Athenaeum Nieuwscentrum, Spui 14-16, 1012XA Amsterdam
- LhGWR, Stationsweg 55, 2515 BJ Den Haag
- Culturgest Bookstore, Rua Arco do Cego, Piso 1, 1000-300 Lisbon
- Textfield, online store and distributor for North America
- Motto Berlin (Skalitzer Straße), Zurich (Kochstrasse), Vancouver (Hamilton Street) and Motto@Wiels, Brussels (Av. Van Volxemlaan)
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