Wednesday, April 17, 2013

FULLY HOOKED

Many prophesied that the printed book would be doomed by developments in digital media. Far from it! The book has not only survived, but as tactile qualities have gained significance in our increasingly digital world there is also more unhindered experimentation with bound paper pages now than ever before. 


 This book is structured into five chapters that each represent a key role that print plays today: The Storyteller, The Showmaster, The Teacher, The Businessman, and The Collector. From personal projects with the smallest print runs to premium artist books or brand publications, the selection of work presented here celebrates the tactile experience. Featuring innovative printing and binding techniques as well as radical editorial and design concepts, this work explores the distinctiveness of design, materials, workmanship, and production methods—and pushes their limits.

To coincide with the release of Fully Booked: Ink on Paper, Gestalten is pleased to present the eponymous, international group show Fully Booked: Ink on Paper - An Exhibition of Design and Concepts for New Publications, running from March 14th until April 21st, 2013. This Gestalten Space exhibition showcases more than 200 innovative books and other print products at the vanguard of a new era for printed publications.

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