KYIV TYPE is a bachelor thesis focusing on the design scene in Kyiv, the capital of Ukraine. The book places itself on a middle ground between the typical Coffee Table Book, an emotional view of the city, including its inhabitants and a specialized design publication.
Essentially, the components of the book can be reduced to three areas:
These parts of the book contain the collection of design and typography objects and photographs that the author collected during his stays in the capital of Ukraine. They give an overview of what types of outdoor design, signage, posters, postcards, print publications and more you might come across on a trip to present-day Kyiv.
In order to take a closer look at the works presented, some of them of a historical nature, in a suitable setting, the book provides an overview on the history of Kyiv, Ukrainian language and an emotional view on the city and its inhabitants. For this purpose, designers as well as all other Citizens - old and young, poor and rich - are invited to speak.
KYIV TYPE is printed climate-neutral on FSC-certified papers and is designed to be printed on standard oversized A3 sheets almost loss-free at a low cost. All original texts are, next to english, published in their original language, Russian or Ukrainian. To ensure accessibility for an international audience, all texts are written in English.
215 x 305 mm
Printed on Munken Pure Rough 150 g/m2