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Salões de Paris Book Cover

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Production Method

Hot stamp
Silkscreen

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Design

Tereza Bettinardi

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Printing

Stillgraf

A collection of 21 essays written by French novelist Marcel Proust before he was famous, Salões de Paris brings readers back to the Belle Époque with gold, hot-stamped ornamentation and gilded edges.  

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Client

Carambaia


Quantity Produced

1,000


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Dimensions (Width × Height × Depth)


Page Count

208


Paper Stock


Number of Colors

Varnishes


Binding

Bodonian


Typography

Platform by Commercial Type [cover]
Antwerp by Henrik Kubel [internal pages]

This piece is available for purchase for $19


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Project Description

Before becoming the renowned author, Marcel Proust wrote worldly chronicles in several newspapers and magazines describing the salons of the upper bourgeoisie, providing him with copious material for "In Search of Lost Time". Twenty-one chronicles from Parisian newspapers and short-lived magazines were specially selected for the Brazilian edition. The idea was to honour and bring back the belle epoque atmosphere through a fully ornamented cover. Bodonian binding was used to make it easier to open and the gilding edges were also meant to assure book preservation. In contrast to the outside, the internal pages were designed to be the most silent as possible.

Production Lesson(s)

A lot of testing were made before going to print. Specially to test the board material in the cover that were meant to be also golden on the edges. Unfortunately it wasn't possible. The spine were originally thought to be on fabric but test showed me it wasn't possible due to the final cut + golden edges... that's why it is now printed on paper. This book is definitely the outcome of A LOT of tests with materials!”

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Kelly Cree

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Date Published

October 14, 2015

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