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Ylpeys ja ennakkoluulo

Jane Austen

Ylpeys ja ennakkoluulo

Published by Teos Publishers
Printed and bound by Bookwell Oy
Graphic design Elina Warsta
Paper Enso Creamy 70 g/m2
Typeface Baskerville

The new translation of a forever young book is coated with the dreams of a young woman. The sympathetically clumsy handwritten ornamental text on the cover and title page reminds of a diary. The compactly square format, delicious foiled spine and flexible matte paper inspire the reader to touch and read the book.

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Vanhan ruhtinaan rakkaus

Fjodor Dostojevski

Vanhan ruhtinaan rakkaus

Published by Gummerus Kustannus Oy
Printed and bound by Bookwell Oy
Graphic design Tuomo Parikka
Paper Munken Premium Cream 100 g/m2
Typeface Adobe Caslon

The typography and illustration on the cover support each other seamlessly and give this classic book a modern and fresh appearance. The soft dust jacket blends in well with the black and white foil stamping. The overall appearance is diginified and carefully designed. The typography inside the book reflects the spirit of the cover.

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Lapset auringon alla

Miki Liukkonen

Lapset auringon alla

Published by WSOY
Printed and bound by Bookwell Oy
Reproduced by Bookwell Oy
Graphic design Jussi Karjalainen
Paper Ensocream 70 g/m2, pv-offset 140 g/m2, geltex
Typeface Minion Pro 9,85/13,5, Trade Gothic 17,5/13,5

The yellow color picked out from the story burns on the cover and endpages like fire in a stove. The appeal of the dust jacket is based on an impression of depth, which is born from the way in which the vividness and geometric pattern play together. The coloring on the page edges cleverly reveals the two parts of the book. The size, a little smaller than usual, feels good in the hand and the peaceful text columns are pleasant to read. The graphic design reflects contemporary times without indulging in trendiness.

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Hippa

Mikko Rimminen

Hippa

Published by Teos Publishers
Printed and bound by Bookwell Oy
Graphic design Johannes Nieminen
Paper Enso Creamy 70 g/m2
Typeface Futura Std, Adobe Caslon Pro

A book begins from the cover, and this one certainly takes off with a speedy start. The author´s unique sense of humor is vivaciously conveyed to the reader through the design. Colorful paint trickles freely on the cover, but the sturdy, black typeface keeps the overall appearance balanced. The book is carefully refined as a whole; the materials and technical print solutions support the theme of the cover.

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Mysterius viisikulma-avain

Mika Rättö

Mysterius viisikulma-avain

Published by Teos Publishers
Printed and bound by Bookwell Oy
Graphic design Jenni Saari
Paper G-Print matt 115 g/m2
Typeface Old Claude, Adobe Caslon Pro

The black cloth cover with its blind blocking speak of a mirthful reflection on human existence. The echoless churchbells in the beginning and the end lead up to the stories, whose absurd perspective is complemented by the writer´s surreal black and white drawings. The letters dispersed within the rich graphic content and the text, which at times transforms into dada or disappears in emptiness, offer a compelling contrast to the otherwise classical typography.

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Kivirivit

Harry Salmenniemi

Kivirivit

Published by Otava Publishing Company Ltd
Printed and bound by Otava Book Publishing Ltd
Reproduced by Aste Kirjat Oy
Graphic design Markus Pyörälä
Paper LuxCream 2.0 90 g/m2, Scandia 2000 natural 120 g/m2, Lumiart Gloss 130 g/m2
Typeface Linotype Centennial, Centennial Small Caps & Oldstyle Figures

Perfection doesn´t mean that nothing more needs to be added but that nothing needs to be removed. The design of this poetry book is realized by making use of the text therein: a layered sum total of the typesetting. One elegant typeface, one print color, aside from the black of the text. The covers turn into true frames for the text and takes the book´s objective essence almost to a mystical level as content and form are bound into one.

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Vinterkriget

Philip Teir

Vinterkriget

Published by Schildts & Söderströms
Printed and bound by Bookwell Oy
Graphic design Hanna Lahdenperä
Cover design Sanna Mander
Paper Munken Book
Typeface Bodoni

Can the contrast between the title and the appearance of a book get any stronger than this? Even though Vinterkriget (trans. Winter War) does not deal with the years of war, the juxtaposition touches and calls attention to the lovely details on the cover. The flower arrangement comes alive through the brilliant choice of paper, the spot varnish on the handwritten text band seduces the fingers. The text ribbon is repeated in the jacket and the title page, alternating with the catchy stripe theme.

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