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.
Cornel Windlin: The Designer as Artist ?
by Richard Hollis
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
by Conny Purtill
Eyes closed, we discover a book. Conny Purtill guides us and describes the sensuality and the power of this encounter.
A Small Bookshop
by Norman Potter. 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.
by Laura Forde
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 Bloomberg.com.
Happypets: Audio Tattoos
by Joël Vacheron
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)
by Jérôme Saint-Loubert Bié
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
by Paul Renner
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
by Victor Guégan
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
by Peter Biľak
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.