A World War 2 tribute with exceptional editorial design
Ákos Polgárdi is a freelance graphic designer & art director living and working in Budapest, Hungary. “I specialise in editorial design, typography and branding, and have a keen interest in both traditional and digital media” he says on his site and his latest project proves that he does it with boldness.
“I was commissioned to design vol.1 of Carved Names, a two-volume work about a WW2 monument at ELTE university in Budapest” he writes of the bi-lingual volumes that are produced in two versions: edge-painted and edge-chiselled. His version is the white one and “presents the entries submitted to ELTE’s architectural competition for designing the monument, complete with project documentation and plans/illustrations, essays by ELTE students reflecting on the entries, interviews with the designers, a photo documentation of the realized monument, a type specimen of Trefort Grotesk, the monument’s bespoke typeface, as well as the names and basic biographical data of the victims. The names were letterpress-printed on black / white stock, set in 6 pt Trefort Grotesk” he adds.
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