There is an unrivaled pleasure in seeing hundreds of years of design and marketing rules completely obliterated with one well-appointed design. Hort’s creation of Rainer Schmidt’s Landschaftsarchitekten + Stadtplaner (Landscape Architects and Urban Planners) is a veritable cluster bomb of a coffee-table book in that it is one box that contains six books of varying sizes.
An explanation of the idea behind this comes to us courtesy of It’s Nice That:
“ ‘Both the product and graphic design reference the conceptual elements of landscape architecture. They form an autonomous layer of the design creating a neutral platform for the different contents… .The individual books are each variants of the B series format and have a consistent 192 page range. Typography and composition are scaled proportionally to the format of each book.’ “