Sabina Sieghart Visual Communication Design


Book Design & Catalogues


Authors are passionate about their books. Normally, they already have a pretty good idea on how they want their books to be presented. As book designers we can expand on their thoughts by making sure that the texts are optimally readable and images are emphasised in the best possible way.


Often, it is possible to introduce a different approach to the cover design and broaden the range of customers to which it is appealing. After all, the cover illustrates the quintessence of the book by visually epitomising the content and intentions at first glance.


„Jawlensky in Neuem Licht“

Author Bernd Fäthke adjusts facts, discusses attributions and modifies historical art classifications. The cover imitates his work by depicting an extremely magnified detail in which it can be detected that Jawlensky’s signature is fake. Over 2000 hints, which threaten to take apart the text, are appropriately stored in the continuous margin.


TASKS

Layout
Typesetting

Book Design for the „Whitney Museum“, New York

The layout and format in the book for the permanent collection of Whitney Museum mimics the peculiar building’s architecture. For Design/Writing/Research, New York.


TASKS

Concept
Design of a Multitude of Issues
Layout
Typesetting
Production

Encyclopaedia for the Publisher „Hirmer Verlag“

The publishing company „Hirmer“ is well-known for its opulent illustrated books. The application of a new font as well as a new raster allowed the size of the cover illustrations to be twice as big, without changing the volume or amount of text.





TASKS

Concept
Layout
Selection of Images
Typesetting

„Snuff Bottles“

The definitive book on Chinese smokeless tobacco bottles displayed more than 1000 of these delicately produced containers. The red “seed box” assures a diverse and size appropriate presentation.


TASKS

Concept
Layout
Selection of Images
Typesetting

„Colour & Light“

Ronald Kaufmann and Taffy Dahl compose colour concepts for apartments of the top ten thousand, wealthiest citizens of New York. The brush marks resemble wall paint. The artworks seen in the photographs are originals. (With Eric Baker Design, New York)



TASKS


Layout
Typesetting

„Your World“

Illustrations of couturier Christian Delacroix are accentuated with texts and typographic elements. (With Eric Baker Design, New York)




TASKS

Concept
Layout
Selection of Images
Typesetting

„Marlis Kressner Stiftung“

The Marlis Kressner foundation supports the preservation and protection of historical buildings of former East Germany as well as the education of young monument preservationists studying at the Dresden University of Fine Arts. The envelope for the foundation’s report depicts the Marlis Kressner Foundation Board, which is made haptical using an embossed printing technique.



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