Book design

Gingko: Art Trade and Culture in the Islamic World and Beyond

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The essays in this volume bring to light artistic exchanges that occurred between successive Islamic dynasties in the central regions of the Middle East and further afield in China, India and Europe from the twelfth to the nineteenth century. All the articles present original research, many of them taking advantage of innovative scientific means to show familiar objects in a new light.

Designing this large, spacious book was a joy. The images are breathtaking and the layout is light and airy with plenty of white space. Dealing with a variety of foreign characters including greek, armenian and arabic required a careful choice of fonts and close attention was required to the typographic details.