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The Transformation Book

The Transformation Book
The Transformation Book

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Fernando Pessoa

04.28.2014

Contra Mundum Press (CMP)

013

Typesetting details:

A 5×8" 512-page book with custom single- line composition (28 lines per page), three languages (English, Portuguese, and French). World Premiere edition. This highly complex typesetting with more than a thousand footnotes led me to write a paper — on the devised method of typesetting — that I presented at the 5th Meeting of Typography in Portugal in 2014, and that was edited, revised, and published in the Book of Proceedings in the fall 2015. Typesetting time: 12 weeks in 144 design sessions; 27 proofing files.

Cover design details:

5×8", spine size 1.029" (512 pp.).
Cover design features a transformation/adaptation of the painting Bibliotekarien by Giuseppe Arcimboldo (ca. 1566, oil on canvas, 91×71 cm. Skoklosters Slott, Bålsta, Sweden). The typeface is ITC Legacy Sans, a solid humanistic sans (also used for headings). The design was presented at the 5th Meeting of Typography in Portugal in 2014.

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