“Inspired by the challenge of hands-on tweaks and unpredictable results as well as the tactile qualities of different inks, papers, and binding techniques, today’s creatives are rediscovering old-fashioned printing methods and crafts.”

New from Gestalten, Impressive offers an overview of the interplay between traditional crafts and contemporary graphic design. You’d have to live under a rock not to have noticed growing interest in “the hand,” and the book serves an important roll in capturing the tenor of the current moment. The survey includes many facets of the graphic design business – from business cards to posters.

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