What makes a good publication design? “I like it when books are treated like an object or even as a sculpture by using all their dimensions. If it fits the content, a book design has a great opportunity to surprise the reader not only with good typography but also with the physical experience of paper textures and printing techniques. So I think it is the designer’s job to make sure that the form of the book melds together with the content. Therefore, choosing the right papers, cover materials, printing techniques and kinds of binding, are an essential part of the design.”
Tim Bisschop studied typography and graphic design at the Luca School of Arts in Ghent, Belgium and has worked as an independent graphic designer since 2011. His main activities include books, covers, posters, brochures, magazines and branding projects. He has worked for national and international clients such as Studio David Lynch, Anton Corbijn, Erwin Olaf, Stephan Vanfleteren, Hannibal publishing, Aperture, Prestel Publishing, Hatje Cantz Verlag, Editions Xavier Barral, Thames and Hudson, and the Flemish Government. And over the years, he has built a high-quality network of printing companies, photographers, copywriters and editors.