Welcome to the first feature of Rare Book Feast, a series dedicated to the the timeless character of books and affiliated with Design Feast (designfeast.com), a long-term project dedicated to creative culture.

This series is about the timeless character of books. Their message and what they look like are what is celebrated here. As our culture becomes digital in a lot of ways, it is all the more important (not to mention inviting) to revisit and learn from the early design challenges, creative solutions and general lessons that the print world keeps relevant.

Kicking off this series is the "World Geo-Graphic Atlas" (1953) designed by Herbert Bayer with Martin Rosenzweig, Henry Gardiner and Masato Nakagawa: 2,200 diagrams, graphs, charts, symbols spanning 368 pages about our planet earth. All done before computers.

Video concept, script, narration by Nate Burgos of designfeast.com. Video creation, direction, production by Joe Giovenco of brneyes.com.

Big thanks to Tina Roth Eisenberg of swissmiss, Maria Popova of Brain Pickings and The Atlantic, Jim Coudal of Coudal Partners, Daniel Benning of ONEEIGHTNINE, and Dan Wagstaff of The Casual Optimist for featuring this first installment of Rare Book Feast!

Find out about the making of this first installment of Rare Book Feast at the Design Feaster blog: bit.ly/jjjmCa

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