by Marian Bantjes

I Wonder

I have been anxiously awaiting the release of this book ever since I heard about it months and months ago. Marian Bantjes creates the most incredible, thoughtful, interesting, gorgeous lettering aside from writing compelling articles on design. If you haven’t heard of her yet (where have you been?), check out her work here. I haven’t gotten a chance to read the book yet, as it just arrived yesterday, but I thought it was important to show you images as soon as possible, the pure beauty of it should be enough to entice you to preorder yourself a copy quickly. It’s hard cover with gold foil and guilded pages. The book is all new illustrations but the writings are re-worked articles she has written for blogs. From Marian’s site she speaks about the book: ” As a book experience, the relationship between the content and the graphics is very important. They are totally interdependent and neither the articles nor the graphics can live without the other. The book is in many ways eclectic, with a variety of forms and moods, represented in an abundance of typefaces and graphic styles. But, much in the way of one of my favourite films, the documentary “Fast, Cheap and Out of Control” by Errol Morris, this disparity picks up threads one from another as it progresses, and starts to weave together in a unified whole. Ultimately the range of thoughts, personal history and hare-brained ideas come together. To the eyes, it is a feast for visual gluttons, but as those who are familiar with my work will already know, there is food for the mind and the heart as well. ”
The book won’t ship until later this month but I’ll be doing a give away next week so you can possibly win a copy! Pre-order a copy here


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