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The Book Cover — Industrial Bookbinding Techniques


       The Book Cover
       A Capa do Livro

The second book in the "Making a Book" collection - dedicated to industrial bookbinding techniques - and the follow up to The Book Block, this book expands on the most common techniques, decomposing them and adding variation, while still covering all you need to know on book anatomy, materials and industrial production. ​​​​​​​

Organized in three typologies — single, two-piece, and composite covers —, The Book Cover adds sections on industrial cover making processes. Learning from its predecessor, we started by rethinking the graphic production pipeline in order to optimize its content creation. Whether text or its more complex illustrations, a more expedient and flexible tweaking process was needed. And, during a global pandemic, a tighter process – in editing and communicating – aided in the production.

Developed for the "Making a Book" Collection, Uivo was designed to be a workhorse: practical, versatile and, of course, stylish, regardless if on its own or paired with the books’ illustrations.

Find out more about Uivo here.

Thoroughly illustrated, The Book Cover excels in examples of cover assembly variations. Featuring 300+ illustrations, from general overviews of book cover types to small production details.

A visual index poster, to quickly find the topic you’re looking for in the book, is also available through our online store.

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Title The Book Cover
Authors Rúben R. Dias, Rui Oliveira, 
Fábio Duarte Martins, Ricardo Philippe Dantas
Translation Hugo Rocha
Revision Ana Vasquez
Design and Infographics 0. itemzero, 
Rúben R. Dias, Fábio Duarte Martins, 
Ricardo Philippe Dantas
Publishing 0. itemzero
Typeface Uivo, scannerlicker.net
Format 105x270
Pages 168
Prepress, Printing and Finishing 
Gráfica Maiadouro
Photography Luís Espinheira

Special thanks to Arménio Faria, Manuel Delgado, 
Fernando Oliveira, Gil Oliveira, Manuel Couto Pereira,
Miguel Sanches, Pedro de Azevedo.

The Book Cover — Industrial Bookbinding Techniques


The Book Cover — Industrial Bookbinding Techniques