Je voudrais pas crever
Je voudrais pas crever
Je voudrais pas crever
Je voudrais pas crever

Je voudrais pas crever

Les Allusifs, Montreal, Quebec, 2008

Description

Je voudrais pas crever is an illustrated book of poems by Boris Vian, dedicated to a French illustrator and close friend, Martin Matje, who died in 2004. Under the leadership of Les Allusifs editor Brigitte Bouchard, everyone who participated in the book’s creation—all friends of Martin Matje—made the project meaningful for us.

As 2009 is the anniversary year of Vian’s death, this book was dedicated to Vian’s lovers and to every book collector.

Juror Notes

The constructivist design treatment pays tribute to 1950s Paris.

Playful; almost a children’s book. The design works nicely with the illustrations and accompanying poems.

The framing of the text, page numbers and author treatment are a nice touch.

Collections: 50 Books/50 Covers of 2008
Discipline: Book design
Format: Book

Credits

Design firm
Les Allusifs
Designer
Lyne Lefebvre
Illustrators
François Avril, Serge Bloch, Philippe Brochard, Serge Clerc, Dominique Corbasson, Gérard Dubois, Dupuy-Berberian, Jochen Gerner, Jean-Claude Götting, Jacek Jarnuszkiewicz, Lionel Koechlin, Jacques de Loustal, Jean-François Martin, Martin Matje, Christophe Merlin, Emmanuel Pierre, Alain Pilon, Frédéric Rébéna, Alain Reno, Rémi Saillard
Author
Boris Vian
Pages
80
Quantity printed
3,500
Publisher
Les Allusifs
Printer
Imprimerie Gauvin
Editor
Brigitte Bouchard
Trim size
7 x 10.5
Typefaces
Boulevard, ITC Lubalin graph, Mrs Eaves
Jacket painting
Imprimerie Gauvin
Papers
Cascades Rolland Opaque 30, FSC-certified (interior); Rainbow 80, FSC-certified, ecological fibers (cover)
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