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Books of Note

February 13, 2013 / By AIGA EDUCATOR

by Karen Zimmermann, Associate Professor of Graphic Design at University of Arizona

Books hold a special place in many a designer’s heart. They are full of ideas, typography, image and narratives— what’s not to love. These days’ a few books have peaked my interest that are adding a diversion from the standard codex.

To mention just a couple,  Delphine Hirasuna writes in @issue  (Nov. 28) about Jekyll & Hyde: A Moving Story.  Here Hirasuna posts a video of a book by Marius Hugil, a Swiss designer, that uses new technology to change the book in the users hand. You can see other interesting augmented books here on his website.

Other interesting book objects have come up recently, including The Deep, an elaborate popup book by Kevin Steele for his MFA Thesis Exhibition at Indiana University, which was highlighted on UnderConsideration’s FPO (For Print Only) Blog.

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