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Designing Printed Books in the 16th Century in Poland in the Context of European Design

Contributed by Urszula Gireń on Jul 5th, 2019. Artwork published in .
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    The subject of this doctoral thesis in the field of editorial design (at the Academy of Fine Arts in Katowice) was the preparation of a text about the design of books in the 16th century in Poland and the graphic design of the publication. The resulting book has a general and popularizing nature. The aim of the project was to provide the collected and structured material showing the formation of the Polish Renaissance book to people interested in the history of books, as well as experienced and beginner graphic designers.

    The graphic concept of this project is based on the division of text into 2 parts, each with respectively 5 chapters assigned. Book structure is extended and multi-layered, it required typefaces crafted to work together in close harmony. Visual cohesion was needed. Superfamily Tempera (Tempera Biblio and Tempera) was designed for setting continuous text in books, offering a collection of economically proportioned sans and serif typefaces with efficient spacing and low contrast. For this project, I have used 10 styles, and two widths, occasionally using the built-in swash characters, ornaments and other advanced OpenType features.

    More about this project can be found at Behance.

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