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“Chove (It Rains)” Book

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Production Method

Offset

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Design

Lacuna

Photos: Analu Farhat, Henrique Martins and Rafael Bertelli
Executive Production: Ana Rocha

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Printing

Midiograf

Designer and visual artist Henrique Martins’ graphic narrative Chove combines graphic elements in their rawest form to create a code that represents sound. Divided into two exposed threadsewn volumes, this self-promotional box set explores the many aspects of rain and its ability to awaken the senses. 

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Client

Self-promotion


Quantity Produced

2,000


Production Cost

$10,600


Production Time

1 Month

Dimensions (Width × Height × Depth)


Page Count

100 per volume


Paper Stock


Number of Colors

1x1

Varnishes

Matte


Binding

Smyth sewn book binding with exposed spine


Typography

NewsGoth BT
Courier

 


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Project Description

"Chove" (It Rains) is an authorial project by designer and visual artist Henrique Martins. A "€œbook of rain"€, the transposition of rainy days, of how they awaken our senses, to a visual language, using graphical elements in their rawest form.

This set of elements forms a code that operates in a similar way to musical scores, in which graphic symbols are used to represent sounds. In this "rain code"€, each element is associated with a part or an aspect of rain:€“ the rain itself, wind, thunder, clouds, sound, memory and€“ being, then, arranged to compose images, landscapes of rain: visual representations of the feelings it arouses. These landscapes, placed in sequence, create this visual narrative.

The book is divided in two volumes: the first, "€œNarrative", brings this graphical exercise, the visual narrative itself. The elements of the created code are shown one by one, being initially arranged in simple compositions, allowing the reader to identify the meaning of each one of them, and to understand the relations established at later moments in the narrative, with increasingly more complex compositions. The second volume, "Processes", the "grey book", presents the conceptual development of this work. This book brings studies, notes, references, concepts, and methods used in the project.

Both books have their spines,€“ their sections and threads, exposed, which allow their pages to be fully opened. This strategy made possible, as well, to recognise the changing of light (from white to grey, then black, and then white again), along the visual story, even when the book is closed.

Production Lesson(s)

The main challenge on this production was to cover all the elements and often subtle details of the work:€—tone variations, thin lines, dark images with low contrast—€“ using offset printing. In order to have a better result, the uncoated paper was replaced by a coated one, which allowed greater fidelity, and every step of the printing process was closely monitored.”

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Kelly Cree

Writer for UnderConsideration LLC.

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Date Published

January 5, 2016

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