TYPEFORCE 3 CATALOG 



Client: Co-Prosperity Sphere, Public Media Institute
Studio: Firebelly
Nick Adam: Design Direction, Design, Type Design
Will Miller: Design Direction, Design

Ohn Ho: Design


Greg Calvert: Design

Graphic Arts Studio: Printer
Delta Press Inc: Tooled Plates, Foil, Embossing
Domtar through Andrew Dembitz at Unisource: Paper


Scope: Book Design

Awards:
Underconsideration FPO Awards
TDC 60 Annual Exhibition
TDC 35 Competition

The Typeforce 3 catalog is the result of a lot of love, precision and teamwork. A feast for the senses, particularly that of touch, the book was consciously crafted to recreate the heightened sense of discovery and hidden talent that Typeforce celebrates every year.

Created using a custom-tooled plate, the hand-wrapped and sealed cover is a sort of enigmatic monolith. The numeral III is blind embossed with gold foil striations. Strategically placed die cuts quietly guide the reader toward the singular pleasure of quite literally cracking open a new book. Inside, gold foils stamps and spot fluorescents create moments of brilliance and light, an apt reflection of the artistry and abilities of the people celebrated within. 

Typographic and design attention, conceptual and craft vigilance, production and paper effects used throughout this volume; these maneuvers were meant to inspire, challenge and encourage a stronger connection across a designer’s ideas and the material production.


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This website incudes the curriculum vitae and a portfolio of projects Nick Adam lead, directed, and/or designed.
Much of the work was collaboratively designed in the internationally-awarded design studios of Span, Thrist, and Firebelly.
Some of these projects are personal explorations and some can be found in the permentant collection of museusms.


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