A Sense of Place
Modern technology can make our world feel increasingly small – and yet people’s environments, cultures, and experiences remain vastly different. Countries experience extreme climates, exhibit different political dynamics and face diverse social issues. Day-to-day experiences and challenges can be wildly different. Cultures are often ingrained and this can often shape people’s outlooks.
A Sense of Place is a graphic art project that explores the idea of place and what it means. How can places develop strong identities and culture, which can be felt deeply by local people and visitors alike?
The project also responds to the current political climate, which has seen increasing attempts to close borders, restrict freedom of movement, and regulate a “sense of place.”
With an international focus, featuring 12 design agencies/graphic designers from across the globe, this book explores what a sense of place means at the current moment.
Each volume features a screen-printed cover on one of three alternative stocks. Loosely bound with an elastic, the book can be separated into twelve folded double-sided posters and an accompanying booklet.
Contributors include Athletics, Bunch, Believe In, Daily Dialogue, Estudio Pum, Monumento, Lundgren+Lindqvist, Studio Round, Studio Colorado, Studio Muti, Typical Organisation for standards and order, and Tiago Galo.
Includes interviews with Marina Willer (Pentagram)and Debbie Millman (Design Matters), as well as a text by Adrian Shaughnessy (Unit Editions)
Designed by Ty Abiodun
Published by A Sense of Place, 2019
Printed in a limited, hand-numbered edition of 300 copies
Softcover enclosure, 12 folded double-sided prints plus 8 page saddle stitched booklet, 6.25 × 8.25 inches