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THINGSText: Yurie Hatano

At the beginning of this year, a team from the design agency iLovedust in the UK dreamt up the idea of producing a book of graphic design, illustration and photography to raise money to help charities deal with the tsunami crisis in Asia. Immediately after they started communicating the project, iLoveDust began receiving an exciting amount of positive feedback from designers and prospective partners who wanted to support the project. Today, this book idea has become a reality.

© Die Gestalten Verlag Berlin, 2005

Renowned design publisher Die Gestalten Verlag (dgv) will publish “A Book Designed To Help” at the beginning of March 2005 and will distribute it through its global network of sales representatives and booksellers. It is a lavish, though at a price of 27.99 GBP affordable, hardcover of 304 pages featuring around 1,000 artworks from over 240 contributors from around the world. dgv was able to distill this inspiring selection from an overwhelming amount of generous submissions ensuring that, in addition to being for a good cause, the book is also a “must have” for a design-oriented audience worldwide. The foreword was written by Mark Sinclair, Senior Writer at UK design magazine Creative Review.

© Die Gestalten Verlag Berlin, 2005

dgv has also brought German printer Engelhardt & Bauer, paper manufacturer Scheufelen and bookbinder Josef Spinner on board, who are supporting the project by providing their services at cost price. Their substantial contributions have not only guaranteed a publication of the highest quality, but will also assure that as much money as possible will go directly to those vicitms who need it most.

All profits from the sale of “A Book Designed To Help” will go to respected worldwide charity organization CARE, who will use the funds to help the poorest communities recover from the tsunami disaster. To provide utmost transparency, a detailed account of all donations resulting from this project will be regularly updated at web site.

A Book Designed To Help
Features: 24 x 30 cm, 304 pages, full colour, hardcover, bookmark ribbon
Released: March 2005
Price: $55.00 / €39.90 / £27.99
ISBN: 3-89955-077-3
Published by Die Gestalten Verlag

Text: Yurie Hatano

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