Topography of Typography and Typographical Facts

Topography of Typography / Typographical Facts is an experimental book design for two El Lissitzky essays originally published in 1925.

The format of the book playfully reinterpets a dos-à-dos binding, conceptualizing the book space as a two-sided topographical map.

Each page increases a step in size according to the numbered sequence of items within the essay “Topography of Typography.”

Full bleed images of Jenny Holzer pieces are used in the middle of the book as a visual segue between the two essays, and leads into pieces by other contemporary artists and designers.

Designed in Typography III under the guidance of Douglass Scott.