Douglas Coupland’s first solo show in Europe opens next week at Witte de With in Rotterdam.
Accompanying the exhibition we designed the publication, Bit Rot – a collection of Coupland’s short stories and essays.
We designed a custom typographic cover for the book, referencing the title itself, which is a term used to describe the degeneration of digital software over time. The typography and layout reflect the default appearance of early computer bit fonts and displays; this theme of computing and data errors is continued throughout the book, as a continuous stream of text that is interrupted by paper stock changes and typeface glitches. We also worked with Coupland’s own imagery to create the invitations for the exhibition.
Bit Rot is open from 11 September 2015 until 3 January 2016.