No Layout is a digital library for independent publishers, focusing on art books and fashion magazines. It is meant as a support for printed publications, allowing users to flip through full content on any screen without downloads or apps. A promotional and archive tool.
I just came across this project from Daniel Pianetti (with assistance from Bogdan Licar who does the coding, along with the Editor in Chief Jonas Brunschwig), in the past week. If any publisher wants a digital companion to their printed publication, they just need to submit a pdf via email to this crew. While the vast majority of the publications venture a bit too far into hipsterdom for my taste, I’m still loving the concept.
Here’s a few covers/spreads: