Non-Fiction & Guides

Whether it is a thrilling source of information or a practical guide – behind the book covers of non-fiction books and guidebooks you may find interesting facts about very different topics or valuable tips about pressing questions in life. Books for those eager to learn and self-optimizers.

Art Catalogue for the B3 Biennale of the Moving Picture

Brochure with black printed cover, matte scratch safe lamination, white colour debossing, book block consisting of 800 pages 90 g/m² Fly white paper 1/1 coloured individually printed, the book edges are printed with text in four colours – perfectly flush with the title print

Accompanying the B3 Biennale of the Moving Picture, this reversible reader introduces the topic “New Narration” with a comprehensive text collection written partly in German, partly in English. It offers interesting media and theoretical culture analysis about new forms of works and narrations. With its 800 pages this tome is a must-have for all theory-loving art fans.

Creation

Hochschule für Gestaltung, Offenbach (University of Art and Design)

Customer

B3 Biennale of Moving Pictures
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Lovingly Designed Guidebook for Young Burn Victims

Flexcover with rounded corners, silkscreen on front and back cover, matching orange coloured edges, azure blue-coloured elastic strap, book block consisting of 224 pages premium Munken Polar paper, printed in three spot colours, A5 paper size

On elaborately composed pages, burn victim Alex tells his recovery story: besides personal letters, handwritten statements and playful illustrations, it contains info boxes with medical facts, as well as a dictionary of technical terms. In this way, the book manages to balance loving design, serious source information and personal encouragement and thus has truly deserved the Red Dot award.

Creation

Die Gutgestalten, Hamburg / thomascorporate, Dusseldorf (Design/Brand Agency)

Customer

Paulinchen e.V. – Initiative für brandverletzte Kinder, Norderstedt (Initiative for young burn survivors)
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Nonfiction Book about a Monastery’s History

Fine hardcover book bound in grey Duchesse linen with classic blind debossing on the cover, 160 internal pages made of Munken Pure premium paper, 2/2 coloured, individually Pantone printed, including a cramp stitched booklet, 56 pages, special paper size

On chamois coloured paper with coloured chapter pages “Built close to the water – The Franciscan monastery St. Catharine’s in Rostock”, which includes an essay by Frank Ivemeyer, shows an insight into the history and development of the monastery in Rostock for the first time. It offers a foundation from which to explore the historical building as well as an informative guideline for visitors.

Creation

Type Four, Rostock

Customer

Franziskanerkloster St. Katharinen, Rostock (Franciscan monastery)
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Scribblebook with Suggestions for City Travel

Practical pocket size notebook with black cover, no branding, black elastic band, book block consisting of 80 notebook pages, combined with 4/4 coloured, individually printed pages, A6 paper size

The scribble look of this notebook already has the appearance of an often used travel companion. If you take a closer look it becomes clear: behind the carelessly scribbled felt tip pen sketches, notes and smearing in between the empty pages, you can find hidden, carefully researched suggestions about city travelling for Uster, very authentically written in Swiss dialect.

Creation

walder, werber advertising agency ag, Uster Switzerland

Customer

Wirtschaftsforum Uster WFU, Uster Switzerland
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Survival Cookbook for Breitling Wearers

Pocket size hardcover, silkscreen print, blind and colour debossing combined on the cover, yellow elastic strap, book block consisting of 160 individually printed pages

Pitch black or stainless steel silver, waterproof and reinforced protection – with so much excellence on your arm, it’s not surprising that a real Breitling wearer always carries an emergency culinary notebook. You never know when the life struggles begins once more … This laboriously designed survival book is not only spacious enough for all thoughts that come up in the lonesome wilderness - besides a quick start guide to fish evisceration, on how to attend to wounds, or Morse code practice there are also culinary highlights within the tasty recipes of the Swiss TV cook René Schudel behind the covers of this classic notebook. So that the hand caught salmon becomes succulently tender.

Creation

Funky Soul Food GmbH, Unterseen Switzerland

Customer

Breitling SA, Grenchen Switzerland
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Campari Recipe Book with a Touch of History

Hardcover made of a 4-coloured individually printed Duchesse Linen, full blind debossing, 36 inside pages made of a heavy 200 g/m² Munken Pure premium paper, 4/4 coloured + 2 spot colours, special paper size

This book is a homage to the probably most prickling couple ever: Campari & Soda. The fine linen canvas cover with the lavish combination of full blind debossing and offset printing reveals liquid tales inside. They not only tell the story of the origins of the fizzy soda water and the hour marking the birth of Campari, but also feature legendary drinks such as the Americano: a world-famous classic ever since James Bond ordered this as his very first drink. However, those hoping for the recipe of this cult herbal liqueur will be disappointed. The exact composition of the over sixty ingredients is top secret to this day, so that it remains a real legend.

Creation

Realisator Kreative Werbelösungen GmbH, Berlin (Advertising Agency)

Customer

Campari Deutschland GmbH, Oberhaching
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Cocktailbook for Beer Fans

Slim hardcover notebook made of a pure white cover, blind deboosing in combination with a white printed slipcase (motive matching the cover design), silver colored endleaves, 104 inside pages made of 150 g/m² high gloss paper, 4/4-colored individually printed, slim A5 paper size

Beer mix drinks are not just for suburban teenagers. This book tells you why – with eleven exciting recipe ideas for cool mix drinks with Berliner Weisse beer. The book is covered with a smooth white cover material and a blind debossing. For protection there is a slipcase of transparent foil that is finished with silkscreen printing. This demanded precision, as the logo on the book and the number 11 on the slipcase had to be placed exactly over each other. The book is just as much purist on the outside as it is spectactular on the inside: Printed on high gloss paper, the elaborately staged cocktail creations look simply sensational with their intense colours.

Creation

farr & thamm GmbH, Frankfurt

Customer

Berliner Weisse
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The Future of the Book is blue

Brochure made of royal blue Colorplan 270 g/m² paper, book block consisting of 256 1/1 coloured inside pages made of Munken Print White, exactly matching coloured edges, special paper size, manually wrapped in a 2-coloured packing paper, glued with a sticker

In defiance of the digital revolution: In Frankfurt there are still passionate book lovers, bookster-frankfurt.de introduces at least two a month. We haven’t only been introduced ourselves as an integral part of the local book scene, we have also produced a very special edition for the online magazine. Books & Bookster consists of twelve conversations with Frankfurt experts. And as a book about the future of books should be, the outer design from Sandra Doeller is super innovative. The binding and colour edges are blue-in-blue, book cover and book block perfectly flush. In contrast to the virtual world the analogue medium is evenly stressed in its haptic materiality and objectivity. A further trick: The essential info is not on the cover but rather printed on white wrapping paper so that the publication strikes one as a gift. And the crowning conclusion: The Stiftung Buchkunst Prize.

Creation

Bureau Sandra Doeller, Frankfurt (graphic design studio)

Customer

Bookster Frankfurt
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Calendar including Personal Leadership Tool

Hardcover made of smooth Thermo synthetic leather in two colour versions, exact and sharp blind debossing, 208 inside pages made of 90 g/m² Design Offset paper 2/2 coloured, elastic strap and penloop, two bookmarks, DIN A5 paper size

Mindfulness is the perfect remedy against acute mental overload and everyday madness: Being more serene and aware of yourself and your surroundings, your own goals and wishes, enjoying the here and now, works out wonderfully with this book. Say hello to clarity. Purist on the outside, a weekly calendar, life coach, and self recognition tool on the inside. Perfect against the inner auto pilot, available directly through Klarheit.

Creation

Klarheit e.K., Cologne

Customer

Klarheit e.K., Cologne
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