《Treasure Island》BOOK DESIGN|《金銀島》書籍設計
Execution date: Set 2018. Taipei,

《Treasure Island》Book Design  |《金銀島》書籍設計


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《金銀島》為蘇格蘭小說家羅伯.路易斯.史蒂文生的著名經典作品,故事描述生活在黑山海灣旁,家中經營著旅館的平庸的小男孩(吉姆),意外地從比爾船長的木箱中,得到古老的「金銀島」藏寶圖,就此展開一場刺激、詭譎、虛幻般的冒險傳奇故事。

要將1883年首度出版,曾被改編成動畫及電影的曠世巨作重新設計,在初期的視覺規劃有著一定的困難度,經典的畫面早已深植在人們的記憶中,該如何重置、覆蓋特定的畫面和元素,定義出全新的經典譯本《金銀島》,顯然是相當重要的環節之一。


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There are some difficulties in the preliminary stages of the visual communication if you want to redesign the masterpiece which was first published in 1883 and has been widely rewritten into new scripts for numerous animations and movies. Those classic scenes have been implanted into people's minds. Obviously, how to rearrange or replace the specific scenes or elements is a point to convey a new classic of the brand new translation of Treasure Island.

The black triangle implies a "crown" or "mountains on Treasure Island". The Chinese typography of Treasure Island is printed by Pantone 877C silver with the sharp and cubic design to express the solidity of silver bricks. The filled gaps are used to symbolize the "fully loaded" treasure. The designer broke the tradition of rectangle belly band and replaced it with an irregular mountain-shaped one, and he emphasizes the idea that the book itself is Treasure Island.
The black triangle implies a "crown" or "mountains on Treasure Island". Print it by dark black (cyan 30%, black 100%) to make it recognizable in the background (black 100%). Spot varnishing is used to raise the brightness and enrich the texture. The Chinese typography of Treasure Island is printed by Pantone 877C silver with the sharp and cubic design to express the solidity of silver bricks. The filled gaps are used to symbolize the "fully loaded" treasure. 5% Pantone 877C silver is both applied at the cover and the back cover. The quality of the pictures has been advanced to a different level by spreading sliver powder in it.​​​​​​​
Print the three elements: "waves", "skeleton" and "boats" with the extra quantity of Pantone 873C golden ink which let the golden color. If you remove the book cover, you will see the golden treasure. The designer chose a picture of an island to be applied at the fore-edge and split the painting into pieces and implant each piece in order according to the page number. The slight shifts during binding pages into a book have been used intentionally to convey "the foggy view of the Treasure Island".
The designer chose a picture of an island to be applied at the fore-edge and split the painting into pieces and implant each piece in order according to the page number. The slight shifts during binding pages into a book have been used intentionally to convey "the foggy view of the Treasure Island".​​​​​​​
To abandon any images related to "glittering treasure" was the first decision (this decision indicates that some elements are used as metaphors instead of expressing by pictures). "talking about Treasure Island without indicating treasure, what's else?". The designer thinks the treasure in the story is not real treasure. Rather than speaking of people's imagination on wonderful things, the treasure is more possible to indicate the "unpredictable characters" of humanity or the "fatal charm" brought by unknown things which are gorgeous and extremely dangerous. "Skeleton" is ideally matched my concept.


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★ 睽違多年的全新完整台灣譯本
★ 收錄名家 H.M. Brock 為金銀島所繪製的經典插畫
★ 附錄介紹在歷史上飄揚的著名海盜旗
★ 譯者專文後記,探討《金銀島》為世界帶來的改變及衍生作品賞析
★ 開創海盜故事先河名作;不只青少年,每個人都值得
一讀的經典小說
★ 全書特製設計,值得珍藏

經典.新譯新裝
探險.歷久不絕

 
水手的故事與歌謠,風暴冷冽、冒險炙熱,
帆船、島嶼,海盜與寶藏
讓我們以古老的方式,細數黃金傳奇——
 
它是冒險小說史中第一面抖擻的海盜旗
《神鬼奇航》、《航海王》以它為原點啟航
美劇《黑帆》(Black Sails)更是託生於它
 
如果你喜歡這些作品,
是時候一讀這本為海盜故事確立了一切定義的典範——


Client: 避風港文化
Design: Hong Da Design Workshop


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