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Graphics without computer. 40 years of modest achievements
The first volume is dedicated to the printed image.

We released the book at Cafe Verona, Cărturești, on December 4th 2010. The release was completed by a small exhibition with few of the posters included in the volume.
Visual content
The chosen images were about 400. The selection was hard to make from thousands of images. We chose to give more space and have fewer images but bigger on the page, rather than too many and small; and out of respect for foreign readers we have translated nearly all the text content on the posters and all other materials.

You can find some images from the book here:
- theatre, festivals, propaganda, labour protection
- labels of matches, games, packaging, envelopes
- covers of books, booklets, magazines, children books
- stamps drawings
- advertising
The written part of the book is not very big, but it is substantial. Viviana Iacob tells us about representation and its role in building society and Călin Torsan evokes personal experiences. Both texts are accompanied with quotes of Irina Nicolau, Iosif Cova, Marin Sorescu [important Romanian cultural personalities] etc. The book starts with a foreword of the editor and ends with a chronology of almost all publications of the period, gathered by Mihai Tudoroiu.
The 160 pages, 16.5 x 23.5 cm format, are full-color printed.
We have chosen a ivory tinted paper, offset clarex literatura ivory 120g. The well bound signatures are enclosed in a matt laminated hardcover, with a full-color printed endpaper also.
ISBN 9789738892316
(18 )
Sold out.

You can still find the book in Romania, in some Cărtureşti bookstores.


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carmen nistor

15.01.2011 la 12:55

Felicitari pentru initiativa! Parca ne lipsea ceva si nu stiam ce... Demersul vostru curajos si banuiesc extrem de anevoios este demn de toata lauda!
Am comandat cartea imediat ce s-a lansat si am primit-o aici, in Germania, unde studiez momentan la Univesitatea de Arte din Saarbrucken. I-am povestit despre voi si profesoarei mele, Indra Kupferschmid, si a fost placut impresionata atat de site cat si de carte. Din doua motive: pentru cat de bine arata cartea (alegere fericita a hartiei, cromatica, ineditul materialelor prezentate) si pentru ca fonturile sunt create de un bun prieten de-al ei. In concluzie am comandat si pentru ea un exemplar tiparit.
Asteptam cu deosebit interes aparitia volumului doi :)
Spor la treaba!


atelierul de grafica

15.01.2011 la 13:07

- reply to carmen nistor -

Multumim pentru coment-ul tau care ne-a bucurat f. mult!
Astfel de feedback nu poate decat sa ne ajute in continuarea proiectului - asa ca speram sa reusim cel putin la fel si cu restul volumelor si sa nu dezamagim pe nimeni.
Faptul ca profesionisti de top precum doamna Kupferschmid apreciaza lucrarea noastra este un lucru important si o bucurie in plus - fain ca ne-ai scris despre asta.
Cunoastem unele dintre lucrarile dansei si in general ce inseamna scoala germana de grafica de carte - este f. bine ca ai ocazia sa fii acolo o vreme.
Dincolo de asta, e bine sa putem contribui cumva cu lucruri bune la ce se intampla aici in zona graficii - permite si un altfel de dialog cu colegii (mult mai experimentati!) din afara, problema fontului de exemplu! Credem ca esti de acord.
Asteptam in continuare sugestii, pareri, completari - orice remarca constructiva e binevenita, sau, de ce nu, sa ne impartasesti din experienta studiului tau de acolo.


11.05.2011 la 20:04

Am ajuns aici de la: acolo este ca grafica la noi ar avea influente ceho-polace. Asa sa fie? Altfel, daca doriti o distributie pe masura efortului colectiv, incercati listare cu Amazon (macar la filialele europene ale acestuia). Mult succes!


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