A big thank you to Vitaly Friedman’s for is collection of TOC’s! “Table of contents is often considered to be one of the most unspectacular design elements ever invented. Because of its simple, usual form, table of contents is often not given the attention it may deserve — after all, it is just a list of the parts of a book or document organized in the order in which the parts appear. But why not use exactly that and surprise the reader of a booklet, brochure, annual report or a book with some beautiful and original table of contents? In fact, many creative approaches are possible. And this post attempts to prove exactly that. This post showcases creative, interesting and/or beautiful examples of the lowly table of contents. You may want to take a look at their related posts
The inside cover of A Field Guide to the Birds (Peterson 1934).
“Flavors” Mason Williams. Doubleday &Company, 1970 (design: Mason Williams).
Guide to grammatical errors
“Interesting table-of-contents page in a 1940s grammar guide, found in a thrift store in Roswell.”
Universe/Rizzoli, 2001. Design: Christian Küsters.
Ray Johnson: Correspondences, 1999. Barbara Glauber, Beverly Joel/Heavy Meta, designer.
Acknowledgements, front matter, and table of contents from Lester’s Be Somebody (2008, Effing Press).
Annual report for SB bank
Designed by Danil Kryvoruchko.
“Sense, Memory” Table of Contents
“Ink. I want to use symbols to describe each of the pages content. I think I did an adequate job. In order: Introduction, Sight, Sound, Touch, Taste, Smell. The epilogue was included after this was made, but I felt it could easily be a back cover.”
All of the lettering except or Stage Door act one, is pen and ink.
La cuisine au fils des mois by, Suzanne LABOUREUR Table
Sonic Travel Guide
Illustrated section heads and selected pages from the Sonic Travel Guide book. Content pages are absent as they contain internal information about the organization. Designed by Jenkin Hammond.
The Telephone Book
“The Telephone Book: Technology, Schizophrenia, Electric Speech” Avital Ronell University of Nebraska Press, 1989 (design: Richard Eckersley).
Capitulos Half-Blood Prince
The table of contents is repeated at the top of every page.