Design Feature 1
The design was meant to be delicate, where images and letters were placed as if they were a living form, recalling the unpredictable emergence and growth of plants. We were inspired by the old and classic way of illustrating books of flora, by sticking real leaves and branches into the interior pages of the book, which became flat and bonded to the paper because of the books pressure. We designed the cover with both “strange” and “plants” in mind.
It is the reader’s choice if they want to leave the cover blank, or add one, two or all three images
To reflect the strangeness, the cover arrives with a blank surface, which is definitely unusual for a book. To emphasise plants, and inspire the feeling of pressing flowers inside a book, the cover images come as matte paper adhesives, which can be found as soon as the reader opens the book. “It is the reader’s choice if they want to leave the cover blank, or add one, two or all three images”, Pep says. By the use of low-relief, and no images on the cover (at first sight), we wanted to create a mysterious object of desire, something that pushes you to discover the interior world of the book.
As a result, the interaction of the reader-user with the book-object is inherited from the digital environment and recombined into an analogue and classical way: this process is part of Folch’s comprehensive vision of the new complex meaning of the word “editorial”.