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I. K. Inha

Lähetyssaarnaaja - Kertomus Etelämeren saarelta

Published by Sémiosquare
Printedby Aldus Oy
Reproduced by Johnny Korkman, Jorma Hinkka
Bound by Esko Salonen / Mestarinkirja
Graphic design Jorma Hinkka / Graafiset Neliöt Oy
Photography Martti Jämsä, Ateljee Daniel Nyblin
Paper Munken Pure 150 g/m2
Typeface Bembo

A design conscious of tradition pays its respects to the era of author-photographer I. K. Inha (1865-1930) in a subdued but stylish way. As a book this is a special object of art. Marbling matched in shade with calico makes each book unique. If only the uncompromising high quality of binding had extended to the cover belt.

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Alexandra Salmela


Published by Teos Publishers
Printed and bound by Bookwell Oy
Graphic design Jenni Saari
Photography Alexandra Salmela
Paper Enso Creamy 1.8 70 g/m2
Typeface Macula, Tribute, Adobe Garamond Pro

A collage-like novel combines fearlessly several styles and reflects various visual layers of modern culture. A manifestation of the select style, the cover reveals itself in layers and carries an element of surprise. Under a somber dustjacket lives a static noise that pulls one in with a biting contrast.

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Georges Simenon

Maigret - Kootut kertomukset

Published by Teos Publishers
Printed and bound by Bookwell Oy
Graphic design Dog Design
Cover design Ilona Ilottu / Dog Design
Paper Enso Creamy 1.8 70 g/m2
Typeface Garamond Premier Pro

True classics deserve a proper setting. The pipe cut in cover calico and its smoke saying "Maigret": at the same time simple, clear and concentrated. Typesetting in both front and back cover is elegant, typography adds to the reading pleasure throughout.

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