Back Cover (Issue 7)
Issue #7 of French graphic design journal Back Cover responds to a request by the British design writer Rick Poynor: “... more interesting new (and historical) French subjects, please.” In response, in different forms and with a certain degree of eclecticism, the topics in this issue go in search of French design.
Six French designers have been invited to choose and present the work of another French designer, or an object of their choice. Included are features and profiles of M/M Paris, Benoît Bonnemaison-Fitte, slanted.cc, Matthieu Cortat, and Claude Closky.
In addition, Gilles Rouffineau writes about “Reading Barthes (typo)graphically” by taking a specific look at Barthes's text “The Death of the Author.” Étienne Greib examines the record sleeve design of Olympia, Washington's K Records over the last thirty years. An interview with the art director and designer Yorgo Tloupas highlights his many media collaborations related to board sports and art. Helmut Völter examines the photographs of Mount Fuji by Masanao Abe, a Japanese physicist. Jean-Marie Courant presents the first part of a history of the French journal, and later, publishing house, Macula, and Tony Côme writes about Otl Aicher's teachings and legacy.
Designed by deValence
Published by Editions B42
In French and English
80 pages, with full color and single color illustrations, 7.70 × 11 inches