Why A Printed Book?

When we talk about books today, the younger generation will immediately think of e-books, while the older generation will immediately recall machine-made books with perfect bind. Both are correct; both are mass-produced and positively impact the dissemination of knowledge and improved literacy rate. It is this rapid production that allows us to access and obtain information easily. However, the appearance of books has become so similar that one book differs from another only in its content. But in fact, book design, especially physical book design, contains far more components than its content.

The design of a physical book consists of many factors, which combine to provide readers with a reading experience. Uniqueness is usually associated with the artist’s books because they are one-of-the-kind and handmade. Therefore, compared with theory books, such books are more fun to read. The question is, how can we designers make “boring” content more attractive and fun to read?
This edition of The State of Print is a collaboration with Jesvin Yeo of Designing Cultures Studio.

Custom Typography by Fable
Limited edition promotional poster—Metallic Silver print on black paper stock

(VERY) Limited edition book: A Collection of Singapore’s Fading Traditional Trades and Crafts
Size: 300mm (H) x 145mm (L)
Format: Accordion Fold | Hardcover Book in Sleeve
No of Pages: 32 pages
Techniques: 3D Embossing / Foil Stamping