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Competition: five copies of Page 1 - Great Expectations by GraphicDesign& to be won

Competition: we've teamed up with publishers GraphicDesign& to give readers the chance to win one of five copies of their new book Page 1 - Great Expectations, which features the just the first page of Charles Dickens' famous novel, repeated 70 times with 70 different typographic layouts.

Congratulations to the winners! Tal Mor from Israel, Renata Cadena from Brasil, Michael Schuurman from the Netherlands, Nadine Werner from Germany and Meyliza Kotama from Indonesia all won a copy of Page 1 - Great Expectations.

Page 1 Great Expectations by GraphicDesignand

Each layout is by a different designer and has an explanation of their interpretation on the facing page.

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Page 1 Great Expectations by GraphicDesignand

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Page 1: Great Expectations GraphicDesign& Literature

In its latest project Page 1: Great Expectations GraphicDesign& has brought together 70 leading designers and typographers to celebrate the bicentenary of Charles Dickens’ birth.

The first title to be published by GraphicDesign& (a publishing house that explores how graphic design connects with the wider world), Page 1 is also the first of its projects to connect literature and graphic design.

Described by GraphicDesign& founders Lucienne Roberts and Rebecca Wright as ‘a typographic experiment of sorts’, Page 1 is a paperback book that includes 70 different typographic interpretations of the first page of Dickens’ novel Great Expectations – a text chosen in part because it directly references lettering as Pip searches for clues about his family from the letterforms inscribed on their tombstone.

The contributors were briefed to lay out the text in any way they wished and were encouraged to explore, challenge or simply celebrate the conventions of book typography. Through reinterpretation of the same subject matter, Page 1 aims to encourage greater consideration of the relationship between typography, layout and how a book is read. Each layout is accompanied by a short rationale explaining the designer’s decision-making process.

Page 1 is not just a book for graphic designers, it reveals the power typography has to influence and affect the way we all interpret a text. Many readers will be surprised by the attention to detail and level of engagement with the narrative on display, and aficionados of Dickens will be charmed by the idiosyncratic approaches to this much-loved text.

A special launch event with the opportunity to discuss the book with many of the contributors will be held at the Design Museum in London on 10 May 2012. Tickets are available to purchase from

GraphicDesign& c/o LucienneRoberts+
31 Great Sutton Street London EC1V 0NA United Kingdom

About Page 1
Page 1 is now available to pre-order from

Contributors include: APFEL, Phil Baines, Tony Brook, Cartlidge Levene, Tony Chambers, William Drenttel and Jessica Helfand, Experimental Jetset, Fraser Muggeridge, KarlssonWilker, Frith Kerr, Robin Kinross, Ellen Lupton, Luke Hayman, Morag Myerscough, Erik Spiekermann and Sam Winston.

Commentary from: Professor Robert Patten, Scholar in Residence at the Charles Dickens Museum, London, and Lynette S Autrey Professor in Humanities at Rice University, Texas

The price of the book is £15 + P&P [£2.50 worldwide] or £13.50 + P&P for students

Standard format paperback [110mm x 178mm] 320pp

Cover printed in two colours and foiled on 300gsm Olin Rough Cream

Text pages printed in black on 70gsm Ensonovel A letterpress tip-in is also included

About GraphicDesign&
GraphicDesign& is a pioneering publishing house dedicated to creating intelligent, vivid books that explore how graphic design connects with all other things and the value that it brings. Established by graphic designer Lucienne Roberts and design educator Rebecca Wright, GraphicDesign& partners graphic designers with experts from other fields to inform, educate, entertain and provoke – and to challenge perceptions about what and who graphic design is for.

GraphicDesign& repositioning graphic design in a wider world