Narrowing the field from 25 designers and typefaces to just six was a challenge. Ultimately, the legendary type designers Jessica Hische, Matthew Carter and Erik Spiekermann, along with the emerging creative talents Luke Lisi and Nicole and Petra Kaptiza, were selected.
Unified by interactivity, each designer’s spread has a tactile element: The spread featuring Hische’s typefaces Buttermilk and Brioche holds a useable coffee sleeve. Spiekermann’s HWT Artz typeface makes a great desk poster. Carter’s Big Caslon piece houses a piece of wrapping paper, and the dingbats on the last spread are perforated so you can easily use them to build an Eames-inspired card tower.
The result is a big, beautiful book featuring six interactive stories; a multitude of paper textures, colors and weights; and a variety of printing and production techniques. A sense of discovery and joy spreads throughout its pages, beckoning readers to explore.