City Secrets: Rome
City Secrets: Rome
City Secrets: Rome
City Secrets: Rome

City Secrets: Rome

Red Canoe, Deer Lodge, Tennessee, 1999

Description

Accepting the realities imposed by the small size of this guidebook presented the most challenges. Designing intricate and detailed maps in this page size, with one color presented a special challenge, since in order to be meaningful the maps needed to be easy to read. All excess information and visuals were eliminated. The design allowed the content to become the focus.

The design solution was to use the personality of the unique content. A reader can use this book to quickly locate an additional spot of interest nearby or to study an area of the city for the next day’s experience. Further cross-reference features allow a reader to directly look up a specific place or the full comments of a specific contributor.

Collections: 50 Books/50 Covers of 1999
Discipline: Book design
Format: Book

Credits

Design firm
Red Canoe
Creative director
Deb Koch
Designer/illustrator
Caroline Kavanagh
Cartographers
Caroline Kavanagh, Claire McConaughy
Illustrator
Cover and divider page illustrations derived from The Complete Encyclopedia of Illustration by J.G. Heck
Photographer
Fototeca Unione (American Academy in Rome)
Production coordinator
Deb Koch
Editor
Robert Kahn
Trim size
4 x 7 inches
Pages
288
Quantity printed
10,000
Compositor
Red Canoe
Typefaces
Bell Gothic, Filosofia
Printer/binder
South China Printing
Paper
128 grams Japanese Topkote MC art (jacket) and 90 lb. Swiss Biebert/Nymola Matte Art (text)
Binding method
Flexbound
Binding materials
Thread sewn, head and foot bands and two ribbons, Side material: Rainbow Brillianta #4045, Foil: Dye stamp and fill on spine, blind deboss partial and fill partial on cover, matte Black
Endpapers
120 grams USA Union Camp Woodfree
Publisher/client
The Little Bookroom
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