Ada Favaron

Libro Visivo


japanese handmade bookbinding
book size — 148 x 180 mm
n. of pages — 316

Redesign of the book “Notes of a dirty old man” by Charles Bukowski.

The purpose of the project is to convey the author's style through the appearance of the book itself: the main focus for the research about Bukowski was his raw writing style together with the censorship whereof he was victim.

The shape, the layout, the binding and the graphic choices alltogether were made in order to turn the volume into a visual statement on the topic of censorship. This intervention has been made through the use of black rectangles on the curses present in the text, so that these particular words can only be seen by ripping the binded pages.