Nick Adam
Book design for the forth Typeforce exhibition and Firebelly

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Typeforce, Public Media Institute, Firebelly

Cultural, Design

Book Design, Processing JS


Nick Adam
Design Direction, Design, Processing JS

Will Miller
Design Direction, Design

Ross Burwell
Typeforce tends to be a festive affair; the 4th annual event was as lively as any. It was colorful. It was interactive. It was loud. And it was packed with over 1,200 attendees at the opening. Of course, you can never quite capture lightning in a bottle, but with the Typeforce 4 book, we made every effort to recreate the palpable energy and sense of continuous discovery that made the night so memorable.

We sourced Joseph Michael Essex's primer on typography as a foreword, and used metallic and dimensional foils to create different layers and depths to recall the ultra-sensory and cerebral experience of the opening reception.

The content is arranged to mimic an infinite vertical scroll, a rigorously curated wall of composed images. The book invites readers to treat it as they might a device, manipulating and re-orienting it in their hands to absorb one bite-size bit of imagery or text after the next, each one compelling on its own but, as a collection, becoming something else entirely. Together they are a whole, a single organism, a lasting, tangible record of a night full of noise, color and community joined in celebration.

Nick Adam, Design Director 
and Associate Partner at Span.Studio

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