Previously featured in Thisispaper, Japanese art director and designer, Yuta Takahashi designed another superb publication for artist Michael Debus.
Erkenntnisweg und Heiliger Geist is „a attempt to use philosophy to unravel the wisdom handed down in the form of myths and legends”. Michael Debus and the designer Yuta Takahashi touched seemingly forgotten and uncommon theme, yet translated it by the use of modern language.
They took the subject to the workshop and aimed to present it to the modern beholder with fresh attitude.
Yuta Takahashi took a challenge to put this rare content into a rich, beautiful volume. „Through the unique cover art, we represented the idea of multiple layers of doors of knowledge appearing and being opened by thought. On the other side of the door, the letter "I" appears. We represented the reader's awareness transitioning from darkness to daylight through the use of neutral colors between light and shadow. As a result the book's appearance is reminiscent of the cloister in church architecture," describes the designer.