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Erzberg, Eisenstraße, Hochsteiermark
To showcase the rich variety of traditions and places of interest, Eat Write Live travel book authors Vera Bachernegg & Katharina Maria Zimmermann were asked to write about the hidden treasures above and below ground. They partnered with Studio Marie Zieger for art direction & editorial design. Inspiration for the editorial design originated in typical symbols and characteristics of iron mining. The diverse color palette pays homage to the various conditions of iron itself – steel grey, rusty red or shiny silver. Rough around the edges, the chosen typography gives the book a classic yet contemporary feel, its serifs reminiscent of the infamous symbol featuring hammer & pick.
Client & Publishing: Museumsverbund Museen an der steirischen Eisenstraße
Design & Art Direction: Marie Zieger
Text & Concept: Vera Bachernegg & Katharina Maria Zimmermann
Photography: Katharina Maria Zimmermann & others
Eat Write Live
Marie Zieger is a lettering artist, editorial aficionado and graphic designer working and living in Graz, Austria. She’s in love with script fonts, role-playing video games, mockumentaries and playing around with different types of paper or printing methods – still her heart belongs to custom lettering and illustrated typography.