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Die Andere Bibliothek website

Contributed by Florian Hardwig on May 24th, 2013. Artwork published in .
    Die Andere Bibliothek website 1
    Source: http://www.die-andere-bibliothek.de License: All Rights Reserved.

    In the course of their new visual identity, the website of Die Andere Bibliothek was redesigned, too. The publishing program now is presented in a double list: the main column on the right has the currently available books, while the secondary column on the left holds yet to be released issues or such that are out of print. Pictograms like a crown for original editions are introduced to establish some navigational structure, but it is not always clear what they signify where. A convenient feature is the direct link to a directory of antiquarian booksellers for those books that are not available anymore – denoted by a cobweb.

    Apart from the logo which is included as pixel graphic, the whole site is rendered with webfonts. Apparently, the publishing house managed to strike a special deal with Lineto, since the Swiss font makers don’t really allow their products to be used on the web yet.

    While the “Reclined” styles of LL Brown add an interesting element of novelty to the printed matter, they hardly work on screen. The diagonals of these “Contra Italics” as well as those of the conventional Italics render poorly and create a distracting pattern. The upright styles are not amongst the most pleasantly readable sans-serifs either. This is a prime example why it is crucial to consider all relevant types of media before deciding on a corporate typeface.

    Die Andere Bibliothek website 2
    Source: http://www.die-andere-bibliothek.de License: All Rights Reserved.
    Die Andere Bibliothek website 3
    Source: http://www.die-andere-bibliothek.de License: All Rights Reserved.
    Detail at actual size
    Source: http://www.die-andere-bibliothek.de License: All Rights Reserved.

    Detail at actual size

    Detail at actual size
    Source: http://www.die-andere-bibliothek.de License: All Rights Reserved.

    Detail at actual size

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