Designing “No Plot? No Problem!”


Based on the book, No Plot? No Problem!: A Low-Stress, High-Velocity Guide to Writing a Novel in 30 Days, this kit takes the tone and task of inspiring writers one step further. It includes a clam shell box, inspiration cards immersed in tongue-in-cheek tone, a Noveling Affidavit, a progress calendar, and other humorous elements to keep a writer on task, all designed in bold colors and a retro-styled typographic treatment that aptly underscores the humor in the kit, and emphasizes the brand tone in the original book. Designed by Rise-and-Shine Studio.


Characters in Type: Stanley & Marvin, Victor & Susie

Little stories with the illustrations—from the characters to the grass—made of typographic characters. Book design by Brighten the Corners.

Internet Lesson for Oliver, or Other Former Street Urchins


This tongue-in-cheek set of scenarios elevate The Flowchart beyond its typically straightforward task of organizing information and situational permutations in business. “Explain the Internet to a 19th Century British Street Urchin” leads the 21st century reader through a set of humorous, anachronistic revelations, and undoubtedly illustrates the kind of humor and creative thinking in Doogie Horners book, Everything Explained through Flowcharts.

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4-Printer Printing Process

Just in Time, or a Short History of Production, is a book printed by four different printers, spanning 100 years between the printers’ dates of manufacture: Magenta (Stencil duplicator, 1880); Cyan (Spirit duplicator, 1923); Black (Laser printer, 1969); Yellow (Inkjet printer, 1976). With each printer delegated to printing one ink plate, this book’s production emphasizes the nature of the printing process itself, as well as its historical context. 

Delinquent Typography


Never Use More Than Two Typefaces and 50 Other Ridiculous Typographic Rules is based on quotes from designers about the seemingly untouchable type rules as they are muscled through academia, suggesting that these rules are in fact little more than frameworks. An act of typographic rebellion, some would say.
Publisher: BIS Publishers, Holland.

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Book Design: Wordless Cookbook a-la IKEA minimalism

IKEA’s japanese-inspired, no-words cookbook may not be the most useful set of cooking instructions but it’s perfectly useful for quickly assessing a recipe’s required ingredients against one’s immediate culinary inventory. Usefulness aside, what a gorgeous way to arrange ingredients!

Credit, and more images at Forsman & Bodenfors