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Arjowiggins: My First

Publishing your first book is a defining moment in the career of any young designer, photographer, illustrator or writer. To celebrate the launch of Arjowiggins’ new digital range, It’s Nice That has partnered with the creative papers manufacturer to offer two emerging talents the opportunity to work with an established graphic designer to create a new publication that showcases the work of the participants and the potential of new digital printing techniques.

For the first book, type foundry and design studio Colophon Foundry / The Entente worked with photographer Sophie Mayanne on Twenty-Two, a chronological narrative featuring her portraiture and journal entries from the time to track her journey as a photographer from graduation to today. Designer Bruce Usher took a very different approach for the second book, working with illustrator Antti Kalevi to create a visual poem, translated using a key, for I Can Speak with Shapes.

In the series that follows, you can see the finished publications and gain an insight into the design concepts and production processes that saw them realised.