The second book in the “Making a Book” collection – dedicated to industrial bookbinding techniques – and the follow up to The Book Block, this book expands on the most common techniques, decomposing them and adding variation, while still covering all you need to know on book anatomy, materials and industrial production.
Organized in three typologies — single, two-piece, and composite covers —, The Book Cover adds sections on industrial cover making processes. Learning from its predecessor, we started by rethinking the graphic production pipeline in order to optimize its content creation. Whether text or its more complex illustrations, a more expedient and flexible tweaking process was needed. And, during a global pandemic, a tighter process – in editing and communicating – aided in the production.
The Book Cover — Industrial Bookbinding Techniques
Rúben R. Dias, Rui Oliveira, Fábio Duarte Martins, Ricardo Philippe Dantas
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Silver – Clube de Criativos Portugal 2021
Star Winner – ADC*Europe 2021
Design Annual – Communication Arts 2022
Shortlisted – DGLAB, Prémio Design do Livro 2022