This year, Solo has been asked to design the new Laus Annual.
The design celebrates the book as a physical object by acknowledging the fact that readers demand content and context in the digital age. “Death to the thumbnails” was the guiding principle behind the making of the book.
Edited by Oscar Germade and Astrid Stavro, the annual includes articles by Andrew Howard on editorial design, Andreu Balius on the modular typeface SuperVeloz, Emilio Gil on Pioneers of Graphic Design, Norberto Chaves on Yves Zimmermann alongside interviews by Quico Vidal and Alberto Anaut (director of La Fabrica) amongst many others.
“Death to the thumbnails” was the guiding principle behind the making of the book.
Other features include a listing of national and international designer’s favourite books, magazines & haunts. Contributors include Coralie Bickford–Smith, Peter Bila’k, Sonya Dyakova, Mario Eskenazi, Isidro Ferrer, Albert Folch, Verònica Fuerte (HEY Studio), Alex Hunting, Javier Jaén, Uwe Loesch, Borja Martínez (LoSiento), Craig Oldham, Brian Rea, Adrian Shaughnessy, Omar Sosa and Olimpia Zagnoli to name a few.
“The intention behind the short film, was to reflect a truly honest design process, becoming an invisible part of Solo team in order to keep record of every single detail”.