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One Yellow Sun by Michael Arndt

Contributed by Michael Arndt on Jun 29th, 2021. Artwork published in
circa July 2020
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    Photo: Michael Arndt. License: All Rights Reserved.

    One Yellow Sun (Andrews McMeel, © 2021 Michael Arndt) is the second in the series of M books: see + read board books designed to promote the FUNdamentals of visual literacy. The book cleverly utilizes decreasing number and increasing size of perfectly circular die-cuts to teach counting, sizes, the colors of the spectrum, and how positive and negative shapes are interdependent. One Yellow Sun is a 2021 winner in the AIGA 50 books | 50 covers competition in both categories.

    In a book so geometric and minimal where there are no true images, just solid colored pages whose die-cuts reveal other solid colored pages to form the every changing patterns, it was essential to find an equally geometric and minimal typeface, with perfect proportions and harmonious letterspacing. If it had an air of friendliness, all the better. Enter Neutraface, one of my favorite typefaces, inspired by the house numbers of the mid-century architect Richard Neutra.

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