Les aventures illustrées de Minette Accentiévitch
Les aventures illustrées de Minette Accentiévitch
Les aventures illustrées de Minette Accentiévitch
Les aventures illustrées de Minette Accentiévitch
Les aventures illustrées de Minette Accentiévitch
Les aventures illustrées de Minette Accentiévitch
Les aventures illustrées de Minette Accentiévitch
Les aventures illustrées de Minette Accentiévitch
Les aventures illustrées de Minette Accentiévitch

Les aventures illustrées de Minette Accentiévitch

Paprika, Montreal, Quebec, 2009

Description

Les Allusifs is a Montreal-based publishing house that distinguishes itself from the more commercial, less art-oriented publishing firms. Throughout Europe and North America, they publish challenging works of fiction by internationally renowned authors. They asked us to design the new edition of Les aventures de Minette Accentiévitch. Gerard DuBois made the illustrations of this sulfurous novel.

Focusing on red and black—colors associated with Les Allusifs—we intervened to typographically enhance the poetry, surrealism and eroticism of Vladan Matijevic’s raw text. With the help of the illustrator, we designed a cover on which the protagonist is revealed without shame. In the inside cover pages, we unveil to the reader a few pages from his sketchbooks. Minette’s carnal and existential adventures are printed on a tinted paper that evokes the skin of this man-eater.

Juror Notes

Loved the gritty realism of the design and illustrations. Nice use of alternate paper stocks for the interior pages.

Collections: 50 Books/50 Covers of 2009
Discipline: Book design
Format: Book

Credits

Design firm
Paprika
Creative director
Louis Gagnon
Art directors
Sebastien Bisson, David Guarnieri
Designer
David Guarnieri
Illustrator
Gerard DuBois
Author
Vladan Matijevic
Editor
Les Allusifs
Publisher/client
Brigitte Bouchard
Trim size
16.5 x 23.6
Pages
184
Quantity printed
4,500
Typeface
Garamond
Printer
Groupe Horizon
Jacket printer
Groupe Horizon
Paper
Centaure Naturel, 90 g
Binder
Groupe Horizon
Binding method
Case
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