Saturday, December 4, 2010

On the same Page.

In the latest issue of German design magazine PAGE, Berlin-based type/graphic designer, Hannes von Döhren, has chosen our Thunderwing business card as an example of what he considers to be timeless and inspired design work, and we are quite honored by the recognition from a fellow type-enthusiast.

Here is a translation of the text:
Beyond Trends:
Great typography lives through the attention to detail, the creativity of the designer and the ability to choose the right font for the subject at hand. In addition, one must be able to choose the right material, color and even imagery if needed. Good typography is self-explanatory and communicates a point of view. The difference between good and outstanding typography is that the latter will still be relevant in 10 years. Outstanding typography is simply timeless.

This business card represents a perfect example for me: A powerful script typeface that above all seems to be hand-drawn by a true artist. Below that, a block of text made up of an unusual mix of sizes and styles - one that seems to break all the rules, but as a whole creates a truly beautiful picture. The perfect final touch is the material choice: Letterpress on handmade cardstock—a wonderful piece.
*Special thanks to Hannes for the kind appreciation of our work, Antje Dohmann of Page for sending the issue, and Dennis Seydel for the translation.

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