Das Zweitkleinste, Vorarlberg in Zahlen is a unique and beautiful book designed to show what Austria’s second smallest state is all about. The book contains data and facts about Vorarlberg, with about 100 different topics visualized through graphs and diagrams over 256 pages. Information about the state, it’s mountains and Lake Constance, the inhabitants and living conditions, the square meter prices and the communities, the ski areas, crimes, and much more are covered in this one-of-a-kind title.
A book to visualize what potential the second smallest province of Austria has to offer
Sarah Luger, a freelance graphic and information designer, together with Katharina Amann, an elementary school teacher, designed the book to show what the mountainous state in western Austria, that borders Germany, Liechtenstein, and Switzerland, smallest state in the country after Vienna, is all about. Both Luger and Amann are part of the Viennese creative collective moments of aha, that works on projects in the fields of corporate design, information design, illustration, product design, UX design, and event curation.
“We are designing this book to visualize what potential the second smallest state of Austria has to offer: How do the people of Vorarlberg live? Has the crime rate in the state risen? How high are the prices per square meter in the different provinces? How old are we and at what age will we retire? In addition to the statistics, there is also the so-called ’emotional data’, namely the opinions of 400 citizens of Vorarlberg we interviewed for the book. Our aim was to create a book about Vorarlberg together with the people of Vorarlberg”, Luger and Amann explains.
In addition to the statistics, there is also the so-called ’emotional data’, namely the opinions of 400 citizens of Vorarlberg we interviewed for the book. Our aim was to create a book about Vorarlberg together with the people of Vorarlberg, Luger and Amann explains.
Das Zweitkleinste offers a chance to discover, learn, and understand Vorarlberg from a unique point of view, from the hard cold facts to the stories of the locals. The topics in the book are sorted alphabetically, and even the imprint can be found under “i”, instead the back of the book where it’s traditionally located. The whole title follows a cohesive color scheme of blues, purples and reds, while the typography and details feel contemporary, and thought out, making Das Zweitkleinste one of the most beautiful data and fact books we’ve come across.
If you want to learn more about Vorarlberg, you can purchase your own copy of Das Zweitkleinste, Vorarlberg in Zahlen here.