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One Million book design

Publications, Consumer

Originally published in 1970, One Million is a compendium of random statistics, inspired by author Hendrik Hertzberg’s impulse to make a newsworthy, large and abstract number more concrete. Think Studio, NYC designed the new updated and revised edition. The plan of the book is simple: two hundred pages; five thousand dots to a page. The result: one million dots. Notes that correspond to occasional numbers point out unusual and informative historical, political, anatomical and sociological information that add up to help the concept hit home. To keep the simple design lively, the value of the dots were varied so they twinkle and animate.

Herb Thornby/John Clifford, designers; Abrams Image, publisher.