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The Stranger, Artist’s Book, September 2013

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Book The stranger is bachelor thesis project. It was created by the mentorship of profesor Radovan Jenko (at the Academy of Fine Arts and Design Ljubljana). An artist’s book is the interpretation of Albert Camus’s The Stranger. It was made seven original copies; each book has handmade Leporello binding. The binding separates the two different parts of the book by content and by design. The result is a book, which pays attention to active reader. I focused on the expression of reading (considering the experimental typography and concrete poetry) with special attention on detection of space and format. Design challenge was the 10 meter long vertical layout for each part of the book, where the rhythm played the main role. Book The Stranger (Illustration and Book Design) got the Award for the special achievement at the Academy of Fine Arts and Design, University of Ljubljana. The book was exhibited on the 7th Biennial of Slovene Visual Communications between 20. 10.-22. 11. 2015 in National Gallery in Ljubljana.
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Binding Leporello

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The book has two parts of text. The binding separates the two different parts of the book by content and by design. The end of the second part leads back to beginning of first part of the book.
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1st part of the book

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... concentrates on the main character (Mersault) physical experience of life, which is illustrated by image, typography and text.
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1st part of the book
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Detail, 1st part of the book
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1st part of the book

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2nd part of the book

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... The main character (Mersault) is reliving his own experiences, during the impresonment. The content of this part is an overwhelming, uncomfortable, gloomy atmosphere and the rhythm is passive, dark. The boxes of text are stuck in black surface. Design approach is only typographical with minimal graphical effects. Pagination of this part is reverse, going from 86 to 0; up to the last breath of Mersault, who at the end of the story, dies by guillotine.
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Last page, 2nd part of the book