Opinion by Richard Baird.
Rattis Books is a new London-based independent publisher that celebrates the convergence of traditional and modern print processes and has a firm belief that the book is an art object. To help convey this, the publisher worked with design studio, private press and typography workshop The Counter Press to create their brand identity, and the design for their first book Tiro, a collection of football writings.
Taking their cues from the name, Latin for raft or ship, and the publisher’s processes and beliefs, The Counter Press created a simple but neat logo and logotype combination, printed this across triplex business cards and weighty bookmarks with a deep impression, and used hand-inked and letterpress elements in their design of Tiro.
Booki.sh is a simple to use facility for the reading and purchasing of ebooks that works across a multitude of platforms. Their new brand identity, developed by Melbourne based design agency A Friend Of Mine created an open aesthetic that blends an illustrative charm, the functionality of the internet and the accessibility of ebooks.