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Oito Viagens ao Brasil / Book design

Oito Viagens ao Brasil
Oito Viagens ao Brasil

Discipline: Communication

Discipline: Communication

This graphic project for a box-set of 8 books engages with the complex amalgam of industry, art and cultural codes that fed into the creation of Brazil’s national imagery. The box presents engravings by Theodor de Bry, with illustrations of fantastical cannibalistic Indians from the very first book published about Brazil in 1557. Colored, they hint towards a seamless image across the lid and base, however these do not actually line-up; a ‘tease’ that brings the sense of unease the engravings evoke to the very experience of handling the box. All 8 books are numbered, manually stamped with hand-carved wooden matrixes, and feature apparent seams and spine.

  • TARGET GROUPS Consumer / User

  • TARGET REGIONS South America

  • DEVELOPMENT TIME up to 12 months

  • DATE OF LAUNCH 2017

A beautiful set of eight books that describe the complex amalgam of industry, art and culture codes that signify Brazil. Individually numbered, manually stamped with a great handfeel, carved wooden matrixes and visible seams and spine. Gorgeous!
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Client / Manufacturer

WMF Martins Fontes

WMF Martins Fontes
São Paulo, Brazil

Design

Casa Rex

Casa Rex
São Paulo, Brazil

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