The most beautiful book of the year
Liisa Kaski (Toim.)
Kalevala ja opas sen lukemiseen
- Published by The Finnish Literature Society (SKS)
- Graphic design Sanna-Reeta Meilahti
- Printed and bound by Livonia Print
- Paper Munken Print Cream 90 g, Munken Pure 150 g
- Typeface Warnock Pro, San Marco LT Std
A refreshing newcomer to join the company of art-endorsed gilded giant Kalevalas: one that’s actually meant to be read! Our national epic in a form that’s of high esteem yet avoiding all pomposity, subdued but not dry, at the same time respectful to the traditions and refreshing. A red ornamental page border separates the actual Kalevala from its reading companion part in this convenient hand-proportioned book. All the choices support the textbook form. The cover is easily approachable and from the frontispiece opens a map that both clarifies the plot and connects Kalevala with the wider genre of fantasy literature.
Beautiful and meticulously finished typography gives a smooth reading experience. The additional red colour is used with consideration to add light and life on the pages. This is the way to dust off a classic without messing with the essential.