Objekte im Rückspiegel sind oft näher, als man denkt – Die Auto-Biografie
By Matthias Penzel
Published by Orange Press, Freiburg
Book design in collaboration with Johanna Bayerlein
The book describes in Matthias Penzel’s words a fast and winding journey through the cultural history of the automobile. Using the resources of typography we have tried to support the associative writing style of the author: It beeps, slows down, gets put into reverse, shows horse-power, overtakes, perhaps now and again provokes an accident. And so, a fairly complex system of draws, citation levels, highlighting, info graphics, and countless display facades have emerged – in accordance of course, to the rules of the Highway Code of our discipline.
Review (in German) by Pieke Biermann at Deutschlandradio Kultur