A 5×8" 246-page book, with automatic line justification (28 lines per page); hand-set footnotes. The 16 drawings and the photographic portrait of Baudelaire have been restored by me and set to a 15% gray value background. The title page features Baudelaire’s signature (found in one of his manuscripts) which I digitized in vector graphics for scalability. Typesetting time: 3 weeks in 25 design sessions; 5 proofing files.
Cover design details:
The cover, designed in collaboration with the translator, features an enlarged display of Baudelaire’s signature (found in one of his manuscripts) which I digitized in vector graphics for scalability and expressive use. The title is set in LS Quasimoda Black, a partly geometric, partly grotesque typeface that a combines modern geometric forms with old-fashioned classical proportions. The extra bold weight was also selected in order for the type to mask the drawing Riot Scene by Honoré Daumier (1871).