Bibliophobia Book Type by Matthew Young

April 29, 2011

Bibliophobia Book Type by Matthew Young

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As part of a university brief, Matthew Young had to choose a phobia to represent through typography. He chose bibliophobia, the fear of books, and ventured out to a second-hand store and purchased 12 books. "Eight days, 46 scalpel blades, and numerous paper-cuts later, [he] had the word "bibliophobia" in 3D, made out of the very thing bibliophobes fear the most."

design, bibliophobia, matthewyoung
design, bibliophobia, matthewyoung
design, bibliophobia, matthewyoung

It's hard to imagine being frightened of such excellent and lovely design. Matthew has a passion for book design, and landed his dream job at Penguin designing covers.

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Jessica Patterson

Jessica Patterson

Hi, I'm Jessica. I'm a Designer and Writer at Drawbackwards and write for the Design Blog at I enjoy vintage things, letterpress, publication design, and long walks around the Cesar Chavez Park pond. You can follow me on twitter at @jessdoodled for lots of fun randomness.

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