Kern and Burn is a resource for design entrepreneurs. It started with a daily blog—the 100 Days of Design Entrepreneurship, that curated discussions, interviews, and articles about design entrepreneurs—and became a book for designers who dream big and burn the midnight oil to forge their own paths.
Kern and Burn: Conversations With Design Entrepreneurs is a beautiful 2‑color book that features candid conversations with 30 leading designers. We want our readers to learn from them—not to follow in their footsteps, but to chart their own course in parallel, add value to the world, and love what they do.
The most important design consideration was to focus on the interview content and provide a great reading experience. We chose Commercial Type’s Graphik for the headlines and Type Together’s Adelle for the body copy to create a combined type structure that is both modern and clean. Two-color printing with a PMS Warm Red spot color and dynamic white space help the interviewees’ work highlight their words.