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Michel Ekman

Självbiografiskt lexikon

Published by Schildts & Söderströms

Printed and bound by Oy Nord Print Ab

Graphic design Anders Carpelan

Paper Munken 90g

Typeface Granjon LT, Gill Sans, Ando

The importance of the physical format is underlined, as this small book feels both intimate and sympathetic. Magic takes place around the covers, as the fluorescent of the dustjacket meets the unspecified flesh tone of the cover card.

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Adrian Perera

White Monkey

Published by Förlaget M Oy Ab

Printed and bound by Livonia Print

Graphic design Tom Backström

Paper Munken Munken Print White, Amber Graphic, Geltex LS

Typeface Trine Rask North

Hand-proportioned and well-finished little book extends the dark colour scheme of its cover to the cover foil, endleaves and the dyed edges. Plain choice of paper in bookblock is in good contrast with meticulously designed covers. Author´s picture is included in a novel way.

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Harry Salmenniemi

Uraanilamppu ja muita novelleja

Published by Siltala Publishing

Printed and bound by Tallinna Raamatutrükikoja Oü

Graphic design Markus Pyörälä

Paper Ensolux Cream 80g

Typeface Linotype Centennial

Uraanilamppu pretends to be a classic book-object, but that pretension is false! Calico screams orange, cover card is strangely flexible and the stoic typeset is spiced with hand-written bits and gravures of the past - excellent setting for short stories deriving from old Finnish literature and the strange.

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Jaakko Yli-Juonikas

Jatkosota-extra

Published by Siltala Publishing

Printed and bound by Livonia Print

Graphic design Markus Pyörälä

Illustration Markus Pyörälä, Jaakko Yli-Juonikas

Paper Holmen 70g 1.8

Typeface Adobe Caslon

Jatkosota-extra is both crazy tongue-in-cheek political satire and linguistics playing with words and forms familiar to press and literature. Selfsame styling is visible in the graphic design, too. Book is full of surprises well suited to the principle of reality exploding and splintering up.

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