A LOOK BACK AT BLACKLETTER

Art Direction: Kelly Holohan, Paul Sheriff

Back to Blackletter is a type catalog about a book , "Back to Blackletter", written by Sean Ashcroft, which showcases the iconic Blackletter typeface. The theme of the book is about looking back at blackletter, which is where the eyes come in. The eyes play a major role throughout the book because each chapter introduction page features a die-cut eye which allows the reader to view a small portion of the next page but also look back at the previous page when the page is turned. Since blackletter is a very old typeface, the whole catalog revolves around the idea of looking back at the old typeface but also shows the reader how the typeface is making a comeback in many ways.