Client: Ajuntament de Vilanova i la Geltrú
Service: Graphic design, Illustration, Editorial
Art Direction: Corvina i Turbot
Creative Direction: Corvina i Turbot
Preserving the Legacy of Vilanova i la Geltrú: Celebrating Remarkable Lives through a Nostalgic Re-Edition of Biographies
In 1999, the Vilanova i la Geltrú Town Council began publishing short biographies to recognize the exceptional personal and professional achievements of individuals from the city. This initiative not only showcases our collective memory but also exalts the values and character of our city.
We were tasked with designing a re-edition with a main focus on highlighting the character's role on the cover. To achieve this objective, we opted for using only faces and contrasting bold colors for the covers. Contrary to this, the interiors would only be black and white.
Given that most of these individuals are no longer with us, we decided to emulate playing techniques from the past, such as halftone, offset recycled papers, and sewn spines. Our aim was to evoke a sense of nostalgia and convey the historical significance of these biographies.