30 typefaces and more: Pentagram X Justin Timberlake's Hindsight is an ode to graphic design
ublished by Harper Design and with Pentagram’s design all over it the award-winning musician and actor Justin Timberlake's first book, Hindsight & All the Things I Can’t See in Front of Me is filled with type.
"The book offers insight into Timberlake's creative process and inspirations, illustrated with over 250 images including photographs from his personal archives, many never before published. Pentagram’s design for the book captures the breadth and variety of the multi-talented performer's career, 'remixing' his story with type and image―including over 30 different typefaces.
Pentagram collaborated closely on the project with Timberlake and Harper Design Executive Editor Elizabeth Viscott Sullivan, as well as Rachael Yarbrough, his long-standing photographer (and also his cousin), who shot the cover and helped with photo research, and David Cho, his creative director. Timberlake is known for his sharp visual style and was actively engaged in the design process, working with the team to select images and typography" notes the multi awarded design studio.
"The Pentagram team developed a design that is characteristically dynamic, elegant and playful, fusing text and image to evoke the many facets of Timberlake’s career and the excitement of his performances. Each chapter is given its own distinctive type treatment, riffing on the subject at hand with fonts that range from scanned specimens of American wood type (a nod to Timberlake’s Memphis roots) to new custom typefaces, including one that is hand-drawn, inspired by Timberlake writing lyrics while recording. Spreads and sequences are devoted to iconic songs and videos... as well as quiet moments, like blank pages illustrating the importance of silence in a song".