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Planet B: Ideas for a New World

Contributed by Janis Reichenberger on Mar 15th, 2019. Artwork published in
January 2016
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    Planet B: Ideas for a New World 1
    Source: http://possible.is possible.is — Matthias Hübner. License: All Rights Reserved.

    The publication accompanying the exhibition Planet B – 100 ideas for a new world is a collection of different ideas for a new world – a Planet B. The most visionary artists, designers, architects, writers and futurologists in the world present their political, poetic, odd and radical ideas for a new world. NRW-Forum

    The use of changing layouts, typefaces and font sizes creates a never boring reading experience—almost every page turn surprises. Still, the “navigation bars on the pages’ sides keep everything together, so the reader won’t get lost. All used fonts are listed in the book’s colophon. Several of them are shown here, and are identified in the respective image captions. The book additionally uses Aileron, Arimo, Astloch, and Junicode (not pictured). See more images on the website of designer Matthias Hübner.

    Contributions by Rachel Armstrong, Nelly Ben Hayoun, Ernst Bloch, Stewart Brand, Brad Downey, Kevin Kelly, Ray Kurzweil, Chusz Martínez, Niklas Maak, Lucy McRae, Philippe Rahm, raumlaborberlin, Tomás Saraceno, Space Caviar, Jakob Tigges, Friedrich von Borries and many more.

    Published in January 2016 by Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König
    Editors: Alain Bieber & Lukas Feireiss
    17.5×24 cm, 240 pages, softcover
    Texts in English and German

    The text on the cover and the spine is set in Sporting Grotesque.
    Source: http://possible.is possible.is — Matthias Hübner. License: All Rights Reserved.

    The text on the cover and the spine is set in Sporting Grotesque.

    The text on the cover and the spine is set in Sporting Grotesque.
    Source: http://possible.is possible.is — Matthias Hübner. License: All Rights Reserved.

    Body text set in Sporting Grotesque, with italics from Chivo. The headlines are set in caps from Reglo. The serif used for page numbers and subheads is Old Standard.

    The text on the cover and the spine is set in Sporting Grotesque.
    Source: http://possible.is possible.is — Matthias Hübner. License: All Rights Reserved.

    The big type on the left page is Autopia.

    The text on the cover and the spine is set in Sporting Grotesque.
    Source: http://possible.is possible.is — Matthias Hübner. License: All Rights Reserved.

    Steps Mono is used for page references (“N on p. 18 / DE S. 19”).

    The text on the cover and the spine is set in Sporting Grotesque.
    Source: http://possible.is possible.is — Matthias Hübner. License: All Rights Reserved.

    From top to bottom: Sporting Grotesque Gras (running head), the Latin part of Ume Mincho (underlined), Autopia (headline), Steps Mono (subheading), Sporting Grotesque Normal (body text).

    The text on the cover and the spine is set in Sporting Grotesque.
    Source: http://possible.is possible.is — Matthias Hübner. License: All Rights Reserved.

    The serif used for the texts on this spread is Bagnard.

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