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Festina Lente Libros

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Production Method

Offset

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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.”

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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 enterprise that runs a network of blogs, publishes books, organizes live events and judged competitions, and designs for clients.


online

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.

Speak Up (2002 – 2009) / Discussing, and looking for, what is relevant in, and the relevance of, graphic design. Archives Only.

Word It (2003 – 2010) / Encouraging creative diversity in the community through monthly, one-word challenges. Archives Only.

Brand New Classroom (2010 – 2011) / Providing a space for critique and opinions on student identity workArchives Only.

graphic design

Department of Design / Designing corporate and brand identities and full development of printed and digital matter for clients.

publishing

The 2010 FPO Awards / 2011, self-published.

The 2010 Brand New Awards / 2011, self-published.

Flaunt: Designing effective, compelling and memorable portfolios of creative work / 2010, self-published.

Events & Judged Competitions

Brand New Conference / A one-day event on the development of corporate and brand identity projects by some of today’s most active and influential practitioners from around the world.

Brand New Awards / Celebrating the best identity work produced around the world.

FPO Awards / Celebrating the best print work from around the world.

Writing

Graphic Design, Referenced: A Visual Guide to the Language, Applications, and History of Graphic Design / 2009, Rockport.

Women of Design: Influence and Inspiration from the Original Trailblazers to the New Groundbreakers / 2008, HOW Books.

The Word It Book: Speak Up Presents a Gallery of Interpreted Words / 2007, HOW Books.


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