Counter Studio

Rattis Books

A bookish identity for Rattis Books, a London-based independent publisher.


Rattis Books

Brand identity

Rattis Books is a London-based independent publisher, which launched its first title, Tiro, in July 2016. As well as designing their first book, we were also asked to create the identity for this new non-fiction imprint.

The name is derived from the Latin ratis, meaning raft, ship or, more broadly, vessel. The symbol is an encapsulation of the name and the publisher’s vision of discovery and exploration.

As a partner to the symbol, we created a bespoke word mark based on an old Stephenson Blake typeface, Engravers Roman. Together, the symbol and word mark have become a strong signature for the growing publisher.

Rattis Books now has a sister company – Rattis Films – focusing on experimental cinema.