BACK COVER #3
GRAPHIC DESIGN, TYPOGRAPHY, ETC.
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 particularly encouraged to publicize their word in it. Back Cover is not a newsmag. It offers reflections, historical and critical analysis, individual and collective experiments.
Ways of Working, Thinking, Living. A Conversation Between Richard Hollis and Åbäke
a conversation edited by Benjamin Thorel
London, January 2009. Back Cover puts together two designers from different generations to talk and share their views on Cuba, Olive, translation issues, standards of living and hospitals.
The Rhombicuboctahedron and its Hidden Noise
by Didier Semin
Artist Raphaël Zarka gathered all the cases of a polyhedron with an unpronounceable name. Didier Semin tells us the story of this shape and the obsession of his collector.
Between the lines. Interview with Sophie Ollé-Laprune, Jigsaw Puzzle Maker
by Aurélien Froment
How to make a jigsaw puzzle? Aurélien Froment pursues his inquiry with the “image manipulators”.
La Petite Vadrouille
by Jean-Yves Jouannais
As part of his project “Encyclopédie des guerres” (War Encyclopedia), Jean-Yves Jouannais talks about one of his many references.
Summer, Along the Roadside
by Alexandre Dimos
“Ici–Fruits–Producteur”: next to the driver, a camera around the neck, a harvest of signs is made.
White Night–Before a Manifesto is a set of three critical texts about design, its stakes, economy and politics. Surface and Value, the two first parts are published in this issue.
by Robin Kinross
Anthony Froshaug (1920-1984) was a typographer, a printer and a teacher. Robin Kinross presents one of his texts, published in 1964, on the typographic standards.
Raymond Hains used to travel with books, Yann Sérandour presents one of his copies.