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Native Retro. 1962–2002. Photo Saga by Mikhail Dashevsky

Contributed by adelina shaydullina on Sep 14th, 2021. Artwork published in .
    Native Retro. 1962–2002. Photo Saga  by Mikhail Dashevsky 1
    Source: https://type.today Anna Gvirtz, Bureau Mayak. License: All Rights Reserved.

    Native Retro. 1962–2002. Photo Saga is a monograph showing the oeuvre of Moscow based amateur photographer Mikhail Dashevsky (1935–2021). In 2020 the book was included in the list of 50 Books | 50 Covers curated by AIGA.

    From our interview with the book designer Anna Gvirtz:

    I love serifs more, and I feel them more. One of my favourite serif typefaces is Kazimir. Which is why I went to check what was new in type.today’s catalogue in the first place. And I found Styrene B — capacious, dynamic, stylistically close to the visual universe of Moscow of the 1960s–1980s from Dashevsky’s photographs.

    The book comprises four volumes. The first, second, and third volumes present photos, while the fourth contains the author’s comments to images, texts about him, his artistic biography… a wide variety of different contents. For this not to turn into a magazine layout, the typeface had to be concise, simple, to look good at different (especially small) sizes.

    The four volumes are brought together by a slipcase. There is a self portrait of Dashevsky on it — so powerful both in tone and content that it made it possible to afford white, almost empty, covers. Styrene B pulled it off 100%.

    Read the entire article on the type.today website.

    Native Retro. 1962–2002. Photo Saga  by Mikhail Dashevsky 2
    Source: https://type.today Anna Gvirtz, Bureau Mayak. License: All Rights Reserved.
    Native Retro. 1962–2002. Photo Saga  by Mikhail Dashevsky 3
    Source: https://type.today Anna Gvirtz, Bureau Mayak. License: All Rights Reserved.
    Native Retro. 1962–2002. Photo Saga  by Mikhail Dashevsky 4
    Source: https://type.today Anna Gvirtz, Bureau Mayak. License: All Rights Reserved.
    Native Retro. 1962–2002. Photo Saga  by Mikhail Dashevsky 5
    Source: https://type.today Anna Gvirtz, Bureau Mayak. License: All Rights Reserved.
    Native Retro. 1962–2002. Photo Saga  by Mikhail Dashevsky 6
    Source: https://type.today Anna Gvirtz, Bureau Mayak. License: All Rights Reserved.
    Native Retro. 1962–2002. Photo Saga  by Mikhail Dashevsky 7
    Source: https://type.today Anna Gvirtz, Bureau Mayak. License: All Rights Reserved.

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