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The Story of Art: Pocket Edition

Award: Graphite Pencil

Graphite Pencil / Book Design / Entire Books / 2007

'The Story of Art' by E. H. Gombrich, published by Phaidon Press in 1950, has sold over seven million copies worldwide. The pocket edition of this bestseller was created with the idea to make it portable, easy to read and contemporary. The challenge was to transform the 668-page original into a manageable, handy-sized format. It was an exercise in clarity, in keeping with the style of Gombrich's writing. To reduce the bulk of the pages, the text was printed on off-white bible paper, followed by pages on coated art paper. There are two ribbon markers for easy referencing. The book is hand-wrapped in glassine like a parcel, making you feel, as you unwrap it, that this is a special object.

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