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The Most Beautiful Finnish Book of the Year


EMMA work group

Tuomas A. Laitinen /
Fundamental Matter

Suomen kirjataiteen komitea ry

Published by EMMA - Espoo Museum of Modern Art
Printed by Lönnberg Print & Promo Oy
Reproduced by Petri Kuokka / Aarnipaja Ky
Bound by Finnreklama Oy
Graphic design Pekka Toivonen / Kasino Creative Studio
Paper Scandia 2000 Ivory, Scandia 2000 White
Typeface Twentieth Century MT, Garamond Premier Pro

A work of uncompromising craftsmanship, where all aspects of book design are harnessed to convey the content. Disciplined layout and typography, the unapologising darkness in pictorial, illustratory dramaturgy and the choices in materials all speak the same language, harshly poetic. The cover design including the hidden surprise condense the artist´s themes. In this book the graphic form is a creation rising to orbit on its own right, and yet always and unfalteringly culminating in Tuomas A. Laitinen.