29,90 

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English
,
224
Seiten / Pages,
200 illustrations
,
20
x
20
cm,
Hardcover
ISBN
978-3-7212-1021-7
Release date:
10
/
2022


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Björn Altmann


Manhole Covers of the World

_Focus on the graphic qualities of manhole covers.
_Uniform presentation as graphic design in white on black
_Design reflects the location
_With poster of the most extraordinary manhole covers!

You’ll find them all across the world, from Albania, Argentina and Australia to the United States, the Vatican and Vietnam. And yet maybe you’ve never even noticed them, hiding in plain sight beneath your feet. Manhole covers
have been part of our world for thousands of years – intensely practical,
functional objects, but at the same time featuring an infinite variety of designs,
from austere and minimalist to playful and illustrative. Using a uniform
black-and-white graphic style to precisely recreate manhole covers from 80 countries, this volume provides an insight into the fascinating design language
of these unique objects – and what they reveal about the societies that
produce them.

“Being a graphic designer and type aficionado, I couldn’t help but notice the
enormous variety of manhole cover designs. I wanted to bring that amazing
variety to life in a new way.”
Björn Altmann