This little fold-out book aims to document the tight-knitted relationship between innovations in print technologies and design practices, by highlighting a few interesting individuals or groups that have made significant contributions to design in relation to print technologies during their times.
Claude Garamond, Nicolas Jenson, Jan Tschichold, Emigre—these were among some of the people that took advantage of innovations in print technology to attempt the unconventional, break the rules, and disrupt the common design practices of their respective eras, which led to new design methods that are still practiced until this modern age.
What prompted me to document this topic was my interest in print design, and the question “Are printing methods brought about by needs in the design industry, or do printing methods influence how design is done?” It was interesting to see in the past that as newer print technologies emerged, the possibilities for various print materials, effects, and finishes increased and influenced how
To do so, I researched and documented key figures that broke the rules of practices during their time, and what they are best remembered for. I created a brief timeline of print