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The Highly Improbable Audacious Adventures of Wirra Wirra

Contributed by Sean Kane on Sep 3rd, 2020. Artwork published in .
    The foil-stamped cover typography pairs contoured  Condensed with  Italic. The title on the spine is set in all-caps .
    Photo: Sean Kane. License: All Rights Reserved.

    The foil-stamped cover typography pairs contoured Plantin Condensed with Serapion Italic. The title on the spine is set in all-caps Bureau Grot.

    2019 was a special year at Wirra Wirra vineyards. It marked 125 years since RS Wigley planted the first vines on the iconic McLaren Vale property, and 50 years since Greg Trott took the reins, creating one of Australia’s most respected wine brands.

    To celebrate this milestone, a 132-page hardbound book, The Highly Improbable Audacious Adventures of Wirra Wirra was published. The publication celebrates the love that wine identities have for Wirra Wirra’s modern founder Greg Trott, whilst also exploring the left-of-centre and eclectic story of Wirra Wirra itself.

    In the book, period correct typefaces and typesetting methods from two distinct periods combine with original illustrations and photography found in the Wirra Wirra archives. The book also features elements which bring the quirky tales of the winery to life, such as the cricket bat bookmark inspired by Wigley and Trott’s love of cricket.

    Body text is set in  with  Italic for emphasis.
    Photo: Sean Kane. License: All Rights Reserved.

    Body text is set in Century Schoolbook with Serapion Italic for emphasis.

    Captions use all-caps . The block quote is set in center-aligned  Condensed.
    Photo: Sean Kane. License: All Rights Reserved.

    Captions use all-caps Century Schoolbook Monospace. The block quote is set in center-aligned Plantin Condensed.

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    Photo: Sean Kane. License: All Rights Reserved.
    This section combines  for headings with  for text.
    Photo: Sean Kane. License: All Rights Reserved.

    This section combines Cooper Black for headings with Futura for text.

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    Source: https://www.behance.net Photo: Sean Kane. License: All Rights Reserved.

    Typefaces

    • Plantin
    • Serapion
    • Bureau Grot
    • Century Schoolbook
    • Century Schoolbook Monospace
    • Cooper Black
    • Futura

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