Tam Preston

Drawn to Drink, Ruth Artmonsky

Drawn to Drink

A book design project for Artmonsky Arts, in collaboration with David Preston Studio. Drawn to Drink is one of many design history books written by Ruth Artmonsky for Artmonsky Arts. As with most of the other titles, such as Austin Cooper, Master of the Poster, Drawn to Drink is in a landscape format small enough to comfortably hold in your hands while you read. The books have been described by Eye magazine as being ‘models of modesty and readability’ in a time when many graphic design books have become ‘costly mega-productions, perhaps more flipped through than read’ (Eye 93). Drawn to Drink takes a look at around fifty years of advertising and illustration of drinks, such as beer, sherry, port and spirits as well as non-alcoholic drinks such as tea and tonic water.

Typography
A bespoke typeface was created for use on the cover and chapter title pages. The typeface took inspiration from lettering used in one of the advertisements featured in the book. The body copy of the book is set in Cala.

Drawn to Drink, Ruth Artmonsky
Drawn to Drink, Ruth Artmonsky
Drawn to Drink, Ruth Artmonsky
Drawn to Drink, Ruth Artmonsky
Drawn to Drink, Ruth Artmonsky
Drawn to Drink, Ruth Artmonsky
Drawn to Drink, Ruth Artmonsky
Drawn to Drink, Ruth Artmonsky
Drawn to Drink, Ruth Artmonsky
Drawn to Drink, Ruth Artmonsky