Non-fiction and textbooks

A cover and a spread of the book Ystäväni puu.

Jenni Erkintalo - Reka Kiraly
Ystäväni puu

  • Published by Etana Editions
  • Graphic design and reproduced by Jenni Erkintalo and Reka Kiraly / Etana Editions
  • Printed by Jelgavas Tipografija
  • Paper Munken Lynx FSC 170 g/m2
  • Typeface Larsseit

Textbook for children is delightfully loose, modern and informative, although slightly cumbersome. Detail-filled pages are at the same time readable and playfully warm coincideing with the fairytale illustrations. Children and grown-ups alike will enjoy this charming textbook.

A cover and a spread of the book Kokkola: Arkkitehtuuri 1620-1920.

Mikko Karvonen
Kokkola: Arkkitehtuuri 1620-1920

  • Published by Self-published
  • Graphic design and illustration Elina Warsta
  • Photography Mikko Karvonen
  • Reproduced by Solmu Design Ay & Mikko Karvonen
  • Printed by Tallinna Raamatutrükikoja
  • Paper Munken Pure 120 g/m2
  • Typeface Adobe Jenson Pro

Sympathetic architecture book introduces the buildings in City of Kokkola and their history. With the solid binding and charming cover it’s possible to forgive the miniature back cover typography. Layout is controlled and ties together the wide variety of pictorial in this textbook.

A cover and a spread of the book The Art of Egress: Madness, Horror, and the Pedagogy of Depsychiatrization.

Mikko O. Koivisto
The Art of Egress: Madness, Horror, and the Pedagogy of Depsychiatrization

  • Published by Aalto ARTS Books
  • Graphic design Tuomas Kortteinen
  • Printed by Unigrafia
  • Paper Munken Pure 90 g/m2, Invercote 240 g/m2
  • Typeface Henry

For a Doctoral Thesis the form of The Art of Egress is quite unconventional. The layout is solid iron: well-designed and classical, but not dull. Also the typeface is perfect for its purpose.

A cover and a spread of the book Kimlandia.

Mika Mäkeläinen

  • Published by Atena Kustannus Oy
  • Graphic design Ville Lähteenmäki (book block), Jussi Karjalainen (covers)
  • Photography Mika Mäkeläinen
  • Reproduced by Timo Björninen
  • Printed by Livonia Print
  • Paper Munken Pure 120 g/m2
  • Typeface Minion, Alternate Gothic

Kimlandia is a delightfully fluid parcel of information, professionally designed and cleverly packaged. Reading is paced with meticulous detail and plentiful pictorial.

A cover and a spread of the book Loviisankatu 8.

Tapani Ripatti - Markku Koski - Hannu Kilkki
Loviisankatu 8

  • Published by Tapani Ripatti and Seppo Kilkki
  • Graphic design and reproduced by Marion Robinson and Minttu Mäkinen
  • Printed by Painotalo Plus Digital
  • Bound by Finnreklama
  • Paper Fedrigoni X-Per White 120 g/m2, Fedrigoni Arcoprint Milk 120 g/m2
  • Typeface Chronicle, Gotham, American Typewriter

Loviisankatu 8 is a thorough look into the colourful history of a landmark house in Lahti. Taste of life is present in the rough pictorial collected from family albums and archives. Skillful design compiles the mixed contents into a complete, faithful weft.

A cover and a spread of the book Hukkuneet.

Taina Tervonen - Anna Autio

  • Published by Kustantamo S&S
  • Graphic design Anna-Mari Tenhunen
  • Photography Anna Autio
  • Reproduced by Petri Kuokka / Aarnipaja
  • Printed by Otavan kirjapaino
  • Paper Edixion Offset 120 g/m2
  • Typeface William Text Pro

A long list of the refugees who died on their journey to Europe starts off filling the cover, continues through flyleaf all the way into the pages. The tightly typeset list is shockingly long. This book gives voice to those refugees through the rescue professionals of the Mediterranean, and the sparse minimalism in both the design and the photography is respectful.

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