A new book launch over at Browns Editions with the release of 'Himmelstrasse' by photographer Brian Griffin.
'In May 1942, Sobibor became fully operational and began mass gassing operations. Himmelstrasse (Heaven Street) was a cynical Nazi joke used to describe the final journey to the gas chambers. Brian Griffin has documented the railway tracks in Poland that transported approximately three million prisoners from around Europe to the Nazi extermination camps during WWII. From the railway leading to Hitler’s Eastern Front military headquarters at the Wolf’s Lair, to the State Rail System leading to the camps of Belzec, Chelmno, Sobibor, Stutthof and Treblinka. Griffin’s haunting landscapes are an emotional and personal photographic journey that represents the relentless brutality and inhumanity of the Holocaust.'
Nigel from design studio Accept & Proceed has been in touch with news of AP Framework, a new four-weight display typeface designed and developed by Accept & Proceed and digitised by Colophon Foundry.
'Born of the language of speed, AP Framework is a modern interpretation of a classic grotesque. It was initially drawn to a strict grid — a foundation that affected construction of the letterforms. As part of London Design Festival, AP Framework will be exhibited between 19th September and 30th October 2015 in 43m3, Accept & Proceed’s project space on Kingsland Road, London. Within this space, the typeface becomes a physical exploration of velocity through typography, layout and construction detail. AP Framework will be available for free download during the exhibition.'
Christian from design studio Bielke & Yang has been in touch with news of an identity and website they launched yesterday for Norway’s biggest design and interior fair, Gave & Interiørmessen, which from January will be called Oslo Design Fair. The identity features illustrations by Magnus Voll Mathiassen/ByHands and a new custom typeface drawn for the fair by Bobby Tannam.