RDA Selects: Kit Hinrichs’s Antiquarian Style

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For the next several weeks, we’ll be running selected projects from the 2012 Regional Design Annual along with quotes from their designers. To submit work for the 2013 RDA, click here—the early-bird deadline is February 1, 2013.

Antiquarian Book Print & Paper Fair poster by Studio Hinrichs (San Francisco): Kit Hinrichs (creative director/art director); Dang Nguyen (designer); Nancy Johnson Events Management (client); studio-hinrichs.com

“The fair had a new management team, and they were looking to engage a more sophisticated set of exhibitors and attendees for the event. As a bibliophile, I was excited to do the job. The pattern in the A is Italian marbleized paper, a mainstay in the endpapers of antiquarian books. The typeface is Didot from Hoefler & Frere-Jones. We chose this typeface because it appears to be modern, but the Didot face actually dates from the 18th century.” —Kit Hinrichs


If you haven’t picked up a copy of the 2012 Annual yet, both the print and digital versions are now 25 percent off as part of an epic series of holiday design sales at MyDesignShop.com.