• Michael Debus: Trinität Special Edition

    Designer: Yuta Takahashi
    Project Type: Produced, Commercial Work
    Client: Die Christengemeinschaft
    Location: Japan

    Yuta Takahashi designed the “Trinität vol.1 and vol.2 Special Edition” written by Michael Debus. This book is based on “Trinity” which he told when he visited Japan in 2013 and 2014.

    He tried to face a new world view of trinity which would be able to advance the idea of dualism in this book. To explain the idea perfectly, “We have to go the abstract world once”, he told and tried to lead Japanese to the abstraction. Although, he “failed” (vol.1) because “Japanese loves a tint and fullness of diversity[...] but are not interested in an essential sphere behind that world. [...] because when we changed the view of the world from fullness of life and diversity to unified sphere, there is just a colorless, conceptual, and ‘abstractive’ world.” (vol.1)

    So I extruded visually and entirely this abstract world which he failed to express, and made us be able to get to know well about this book means through abstract world. When Japanese people publish a series of two books, we call volume 1 “Joh” (means upper part) and volume 2 “Ge” (means lower part). So we have a general idea which volume 1 and 2 is a set. Then applied to the motif as an abstract image of switch like on and off. And I selected decent triangle and cross as one set for the motif of Trinity.

    So the book design as a whole has an impact that intersects contrast, modern, and minimal impressions.

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