Encyclopedia design & illustrations
This year I have the pleasure of working with Bart Welzen of Publishing House Ensie from Nijmegen. I’m designing for them a hard cover encyclopedia on evolution biology by professor Nico M. van Straalen.
During our first meeting we discussed how we could elevate their dusty image of printed encyclopedia to the 21th century. Ever since their first books that date back to 1946, illustrations have always been a key item in clarifying difficult subjects.
With over 450 articles, keeping it consistent and interesting for the reader is perhaps the biggest challenge in design. I’m currently working on 26 detailed illustrations, a human evolution timeline and a clear typogriphical path for the reader.
Both illustrations and typography form a 500+ pages hard cover book which will be published in September 2019.