In a world glutted with mass-produced products, consumers no longer settle for machined quality. While everyday communications have been augmented by digital interactivity, some designers see the value of establishing dynamic dialogues between print matters and individuals in real life.
Zeroing in on print projects, Hands Onis the first book to give fascinating insights into such realm of real-life artefacts that all invite participation and play. With materials and techniques as simple as paper, wood, offset printing and die-cutting, these corporate stationery and event collateral stand out for designers’ painstaking effort in calculating response and resourcefulness in embracing ideas into interactive components. Blow up a letter, solve a puzzle, erect a forest, play a sound — every featured project in the book reveals a distinctive aspect of analogue interactivity with a riveting taste of discovery, creation and surprise only if users act with their own hands.
For a more genuine experience, Hands onasks readers to match up the showcase with descriptions separately printed as stickers to complete the book.
Editor: victionary Specs: 180 x 235 mm, 240 pp Format: full colour, soft cover with lenticular cover Release date: May 2012 Language: English ISBN 978-988-19438-3-5