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Back Cover, graphic design, typography, etc. is a publication focused on thinking and analyzing graphic design and typography’s practices; and to a larger extend visual arts. Back Cover is a featuring showcase for major figures from all over the world who make or review the visual environment we live in; and whose works, ideas or opinions are strong and relevant. Designers of all kind are particularily encouraged to publicize their word in it. Back Cover is not a newsmag. It offers reflexions, historical and critical analysis, individual and collective experiments.


    • Cornel Windlin : The Designer as Artist ?
    • It is hard to catch Cornel Windlin. After several attempts, Richard Hollis managed to talk with him, mainly about his work for the Schauspielhaus, in Zurich.
    • Life Changing Book
    • Eyes closed, we discover a book. Conny Purtill guides us and describes the sensuality and the power of this encounter.
    • A small bookshop
    • Introduction by Robin Kinross
    • A design project, destroyed before it could be used, became emblematic for its designer. Norman Potter relates the conception and the construct of a bookshop that never saw the light.
    • Meeting Fogelson-Lubliner
    • In their small studio in Brooklyn, every day Gary Fogelson and Phil Lubliner create illustrations, often typographic, for big clients like The New York Times and
    • Happypets: Audio Tattoos
    • Almost everything for Happypets goes through music: design for festivals, record sleeves, tattoos, etc. The Swiss trio recalls 10 years of work through an energetic playlist.
    • Jorge Luis Borges, Ficciones (1944)
    • Borges did not care about formats. Jérôme Saint-Loubert Bié wonders about what a book is, through the different (editorial) lives of Ficciones.
    • Futura, the Font of our Time
    • 1927. Paul Renner, on the occasion of the distribution by the Bauer foundry of his Futura: “We must get used to the idea that typography has nothing to do with writing”. And typography came into the storm of Modernity.
    • If Men Descend from Monkeys, Futura Descends from Goethe
    • In Italy, neglecting the old stones for a while, Geothe was filled with wonder by the formal beauty of a marine animal. Futura is to Typography what this anecdote is to literature: the marvel of a classic in front of the antique geometry of organic forms.
    • Irma Boom, Book Designer
    • Irma Boom is known all over the world for her work in the editorial field. Peter Biľak wanted to know more about her obsession for space and volume.
  • English
  • French
  • deValence
195mm × 280mm
80 pages