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Festina Lente Libros

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Production Method

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Design

Festina Lente Libros

Story by Juliana Toro Suarez and Natalia Peez Penagos
Illustrations by Natalia Perez Penagos
Caligraphy by Juliana Toro Suaez

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Printing

Torreblanca A.G.

When you hear the word book, my guess is that your first visual cue is that of a cover, pages bound together, and a back cover. But why should we define a book in such a way? There are many other formats that should be explored more often when narrating a story, many of them much more fitting that flipping pages that are interrupted after each spread. 

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Client

Self


Quantity Produced

300 of each
600 total


Production Cost

$25/each


Production Time

6 months

Dimensions (Width × Height × Depth)


Page Count

126


Paper Stock


Number of Colors

2

Varnishes


Binding


Typography

Bodoni STD
Adobe Caslon Pro
Hand-lettered

 


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Project Description

Festina Lente Libros is an up-and-coming independent publisher in Bogota, Colombia, born from the idea that books are an object of value, and in an attempt to answer the question about the future of books. We designed two books that defended and demonstrated the need of books, exploiting its material and physical potential. 8 soles de viaje is the diary of an anonymous traveler who goes to another galaxy trying to escape from his own reality, revealing human situations through the metaphor of a journey. While El inventario de palabras, is the explorer's legacy in the shape of an A-Z bestiary of creatures he has found in his life, simulating stereotypes of the everyday people. The first book is constructed from a single strip of paper that unfolds much like any journey, while the second contains twenty six postcards meant for the reader to send away. Our books are meant to form emotional bonds through narrative, empathy, and the aesthetic love for an object.

Production Lesson(s)

While making these books we learned that hard work is irreplaceable.”

Post Author

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Bryony Gomez-Palacio

Editor of FPO and co-founder of UnderConsideration LLC.

More: Online / On Twitter

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Date Published

July 3, 2013

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About UnderConsideration

UnderConsideration is a graphic design firm generating its own projects, initiatives, and content while taking on limited client work. Run by Bryony Gomez-Palacio and Armin Vit in Austin, TX. More…


blogs we publish

Brand New / Displaying opinions and focusing solely on corporate and brand identity work.

Art of the Menu / Cataloguing the underrated creativity of menus from around the world.

Quipsologies / Chronicling the most curious, creative, and notable projects, stories, and events of the graphic design industry on a daily basis.

products we sell

Flaunt: Designing effective, compelling and memorable portfolios of creative work.

Brand New Conference videos / Individual, downloadable videos of every presentation since 2010.

Prints / A variety of posters, the majority from our AIforGA series.

Other / Various one-off products.

events we organize

Brand New Conference / A two-day event on corporate and brand identity with some of today's most active and influential practitioners from around the world.

Brand Nieuwe Conference / Ditto but in Amsterdam.

Austin Initiative for Graphic Awesomeness / A speaker series in Austin, TX, featuring some of the graphic design industry's most awesome people.

also

Favorite Things we've Made / In our capacity as graphic designers.

Projects we've Concluded / Long- and short-lived efforts.

UCllc News / Updates on what's going at the corporate level of UnderConsideration.


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