Here’s What Happens When a Punk Designer + Classic Master Printer Collaborate

What happens when a classical musician meets a punk rock star? The result, in graphic design terms, is the latest release of WERK magazine.

Bundled inside a handmade wrapper resembling a courier package plastered with stamps, customs forms, and white shipping tape, is a pristine hardcover book—a surprisingly conventional design for a cult publication better known for its experimental printing and production. Previous issues came in spray-painted covers, cloth pages, and frayed edges, but for its 23rd edition magazine founder Theseus Chan made the unusual move of making a book as German master printer Gerhard Steidl would.

Read the rest at AIGA’s Eye on Design

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