A cover and a spread of the book Runojä.


Most beautiful book of the year

Harry Salmenniemi

  • Published by Otava Publishing Company Ltd.
  • Graphic design Markus Pyörälä
  • Reproduced by Aste Kirjat Oy
  • Printed and bound by Otava Book Printing Ltd.
  • Paper Ensolux Cream 90 g/m2
  • Typeface Centennial, Avenir LT Std Heavy

The nature of today’s poetry has given a new look to the book of poems. Just as in the poetry itself, all the senses are engaged on the cover. The typography, so instrumental to prose poetry, provides structure, surprises, entices and leads you enjoyably astray. The solid structure of a work is most simply expressed through typographical means. All traditional beauty is there too: the tender touch of the paper, the snappy binding and the skillfully chosen fonts. Gold on the cover, overall platinum.

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