Public-Library Presents: Dog Ears
From Los Angeles-based studio Public-Library, Dog Ears reflects on 10 years of design and the process behind it. Published as a collection of iterative explorations, the layouts examine the deconstruction of a single sentence typeset in a single typeface in an attempt to understand the relationship between content and form.
The book features an introduction by poet, essayist and cultural critic Hanif Abdurraqib, in which he talks about the Beach Boys’ Brian Wilson having ‘dog ears’ – essentially meaning he heard things that nobody else was hearing. To Public-Library, that’s the goal of the process – if you keep digging, keep trying, keep failing, eventually, you will find something that nobody has done before.