Atlas of the Conflict
Good typography and a well-planned layout sorts and illuminates the complex history of Israel and Palestine.
4 Comments on “Atlas of the Conflict”
Indra, how do you think those margins work in your experience of the book? They look strikingly slight in the photos.
@craig: I've noticed that a lot of dutch typography really pushes against the margins, especially the outer ones. Check out Karel Martens' "Printed Matter", reprinted recently on Hyphen Press, which almost manages to do away with it altogether.
Thank you for your comments and Achilles for explaining before I was able to.
I think the small margins work just fine. It is a compact volume you can easily hold in one hand at rather small reading distance and I like how the design contributes to the impression of density and “reliable reference”.
Tight layouts or margins are rather common in German or Swiss book design as well, for example see Jost Hochuli’s work or the Hyphen Press books too. Especially when contrasted with a more generous spacing elsewhere it gives a nice tension and dynamic in my opinion.
I made this short doc with Karel Martens and we discusses small margins, as I recall. It didn’t make it in the final edit, but I can have look in the footage if you are interested in his motivations…
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