For many of our graphic design enthusiasts, there may be a disconnect between the design process and the binding. For graphic designer Kristine Kawakubo, the art of hand-binding is at the heart of the design process from conception to completion. The experiment is Kristine’s exquisite handmade books. The key is because the type and image interact to create a unique piece. Speaking of it is very good, she discussed “when you really experience the entire book making process, you will be inspired by the touch of the material and the structure of the book”, which enhances the understanding of the entire design process.
The design of Kristine’s book is conceptually driven. Her design philosophy stems from the mentor and Dutch graphic design legend Jan van Toorn, who said that “visual communication is an idea, desperately seeking images and other forms of truth in the ocean of rumors.” The Dutch designer is developing key The word is famous for replacing the design conventions of the 1960s, and it pays attention to the meaning of design rather than stylistic expression. His heritage church public questioned the autonomy between customer information and designer vision – forming a skeptical view of the target consumer.
Therefore, Christine describes her work as “anti-aesthetic”, which can be seen in the non-traditional page layout that challenges the concept of book concepts. Christine said: “Anti-Americanism itself is actually an aesthetic, this is a paradox.” Her abstract book design documents the typographical study of “multiple typography, no preconceived” for different topics in each publication.
Fundamentally, Kristine’s books are based on “experimental printing by printing methods.” These books explore the complex structure that makes up a book by using different sized papers and different designs on each page. These pages form a collage that informs the readability of a document that delve into the chain of thoughts in the book. For example, Carnialesque Revellion is inspired by global warming issues.