When Karel Martensbegan studying art in Holland in the late 1950s, “graphic design” did not even exist as its own course of study. Today he is widely recognized as one of the most important practitioners of that very discipline, with an esteemed client list that includes major publishers,…
Handmade book by Iwona Przybyla features typographic alphabet with letters presented in 3D using thread and stitching:
Kąt 90 stopni (90 degrees) is a book presenting a font style bearing the same name, designed in such a way that each of its letters can be displayed in a three-dimensional space. The letters are made of a string threaded through two sheets of paper perpendicular to each other. All twenty-six letters of the English alphabet have been created using this font style and put together to create this one-off book design.
“If you can sustain your interest in what you’re doing, you’re an extremely fortunate person. What you see very frequently in people’s professional lives, and perhaps in their emotional life as well, is that they lose interest in the third act. You sort of get tired, and indifferent, and, sometimes, defensive. And you kind of lose your capacity for astonishment—and that’s a great loss, because the world is a very astonishing place. What I feel fortunate about is that I’m still astonished, that things still amaze me. And I think that’s the great benefit of being in the arts, where the possibility for learning never disappears, where you basically have to admit you never learn it.”