Fons Hickmann m23’s latest number is ostensibly the yellowest book we’ve ever covered on It’s Nice That. Appropriately it’s a declaration of love for one of the yellowest animals, the bee, and all the reasons we should be doing more to save them.
Just one in a long line of projects the Berlin-based studio has created with Greenpeace Magazine, Die Biene: Eine Liebeserklärung which translates as The Bee: A Declaration of Love is a book about “the living, loving and dying of bees,” Fons explains, and why they are among the most important animals on our planet. “We designed the book completely in warm yellow, the linen cover, the book section and the headband.” Written by Kerstin Eitner and Katja Morgenthaler, it’s 152 pages long and sustainably printed, “with images by Dan Winters, André Gottschalk, Susa Stefanizen, Lizzy Onck and Terry Weifenbach among others.” Not only is it incredibly aesthetically pleasing – it also drums home an incredibly important message. Have you ever seen anything so good-looking that does so much good, too?