Michael Russem and the staff of Kat Ran Press make small booklets that are packed with wonderfully curious design work. They’ve revived Eric Gill’s Notes on Postage Stamps, W.A. Dwiggins’ Towards a Reform of the Paper Currency, and produced Niko Courtelis’ Philatelic Atrocities and more
Maps (on paper) has a unique quality of having gone through the drawers of a sometime traveler. You don’t have to be a map wonk to love the passion that plays out in this reminder of how important maps and directional graphics are in all our lives.
Kat Ran’s work might best be called “comfort printing.” There is a sense of contentment that washes over me every time I turn the pages. Contact them for more information.
Enter the most respected competition in graphic design—now open to both pros and students—for a chance to have your work published, win a pass to HOW Design Live, and more. 2017 Judges: Aaron Draplin / Jessica Hische / Pum Lefebure / Ellen Lupton / Eddie Opara / Paula Scher. Student work judges: PRINT editorial & creative director Debbie Millman and PRINT editor-in-chief Zachary Petit.
Draplin image: Leah Nash. Hische: Helena Price. Lupton: Michelle Qureshi. Scher: Ian Roberts.