Designing News by Francesco Franchi
7 Comments on “Designing News by Francesco Franchi”
I am reading this book now! So far it is excellent. I love all of the examples in the book. Francesco Franchi also uses Kris Sowersby’s Pitch typeface for pullquotes and credits.
Ian, I think it’s Atlas Typewriter, not Pitch. Now added to the tags for this Use.
Yes, and thanks for the correction.
Great book. Such a shame that the spine inscription is upside-down.
Storm, that’s the conventional orientation in Germany and several other countries. Gestalten is a German publisher.
Perhaps Storm knows this, but (like me) prefers right-side-up titles on his stack of books. Both traditions are centuries old. Art Lebedev wrote a nice short piece explaining the origin and rationale for each of the orientations. Yet I’m skeptical that bottom-to-top is that much easier to read when the spine is upright — can’t one just tilt their head the other direction? Or is this taking into account the urge to read several book spines from the left end of the shelf to the right?
More discussion on Typophile.
I think that this book is the description of his modus operandi designing the new way of communicating news on paper, tablet, computer, whatelse. Franchi is anagraphically a bridge between the past (paper) and the future (screen).
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