Hyphen Press

Hyphen Press publishes books on design – in the largest sense of the word. Situated in London, our books are mostly produced on the European continent, in the attempt to find good standards of industrial craft. We cherish writing that is lively, precise, free of jargon; pictures that are realistic, vivid. We try to make books that are good for the reader.

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‘Richard Hollis designs for the Whitechapel’: progress

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Our Richard Hollis designs for the Whitechapel is perhaps the most anticipated, most delayed work on which we have worked. Christopher Wilson’s book was first announced to the world in November 2012, as due for publication in spring 2013. Since then the work has grown and become elaborated. It is, in part, an experiment in how to discuss graphic design, without any obvious precedent. The author is also the designer, image processor, and page-maker. This concentration of labour in the hands of one person makes the experiment possible, though it also requires a Stakhanovite commitment. The book – main text, notes, pictures, short captions, extended narrative captions, cross-references, appendixes, bibliography, and more – is now done, and we are working on the index; a final proof-reading will follow. With the printer there will be tests for printing pictures on the chosen paper. The binder will make a dummy, and the glueing of the book-block will be tested. We expect to go into material production in January and to publish in April 2017. Your patience is certainly appreciated here. Read more