‘A Sense of Place’ is a project which explores the idea of place and what it means. It celebrates how places can develop strong identities and cultures, which are felt deeply by local people and visitors alike. It is also a response to the current political climate, which has seen increasing attempts to close borders, restrict the freedom of movement and regulate our ‘sense of place’.
For many of us, the idea of ʻa sense of placeʼ is multi-faceted – it is a cocktail of culture, environment, education, heritage, ambition, community and countless other influences. Each of these informs the other.
An original, exclusive hand-made book, it brings together 12 design studios and illustrators from across the globe – plus insight and interviews from leading figures across the design industry.
This book explores what ‘a sense of place’ means across different countries. Modern technology can make our world feel increasingly small – and yet people’s environments, cultures and experiences remain vastly different.
Utilising a mix of techniques, including a screenprinted cover on three alternative stocks, spot colours and unique binding, creates a set of books showcasing the beauty of print. These are very limited – with only 300 books available.
Profits from the sale of the book will go to The DEC (Disasters Emergency Committee) www.dec.org.uk
Cover colours vary.
Featuring: Athletics - (New York, U.S.A.) Believe In- (Ontario, Canada) Bunch - (London, United Kingdom) Daily Dialogue - (Munich, Germany) Estudio Pum- (Sao Paulo, Brazil) Monumento- (Monterrey, Mexico) Lundgren + Lindqvist - (Gothenburg, Sweden) Studio Colorado - (Amsterdam, Holland) Studio Muti - (Cape Town, South Africa) Studio Round - (Melbourne, Australia) Tiago Galo - (Lisbon, Portugal) Typical Organisation for standards and order - (Athens, Greece)
Plus text and interviews with: Marina Willer of Pentagram, Debbie Millman of Design Matters and a short essay by Adrian Shaughnessy (Unit Editions)