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kleinigkeiten/cousiñas Book


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Gráficas Brial (Printing)

This book of poems was printed on an old Heidelberg using a printing technique called “iris” or rainbow to create the visual metaphor the designers were going for. The concept comes from ideas and language in the book about change and evolution. 




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Production Time

15 days

Dimensions (Width × Height × Depth)

5.5 × 8.27 in

Page Count


Paper Stock

Pages: Offset Print Speed 50 g/m2
Cover: Offset Print Speed 135 g/m2

Number of Colors

2 + Black



Flapped paperback. 'Bag' binding


Fugue (Radim Pesko)

This piece is available for purchase for $21.50

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Fabulatorio is an independent publisher from Galicia (Spain) that aims to edit small editions of very well crafted books, designed with care.

"kleinigkeiten/cousiñas" (small things) is a poetry book. We used the color as a visual metaphor of the key ideas of the book ("revolt means / blue and yellow / before becoming green"), trying to communicate in a subtle way the notions of change and evolution expressed throughout the poems. Thus, the book itself is a smooth transition from yellow to blue.

We printed the back of the pages with fluorescent inks and bound them folded. The paper chosen was very thin to achieve the transparency desired and to be able to realize how the back color is changing along with the pages.

The book was printed in an old Heidelberg mixing the yellow and the blue carefully by hand on the ink roller, using an old printing technique called 'Iris (Rainbow)'. We made a video of the printing process.

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Advice: Try to find a good printer and a good bookbinder with whom you may work as a team with the same aims and ideas.”

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Duncan Robertson

Former intern at UnderConsideration LLC.

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Date Published

December 3, 2013


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