Friday, June 13, 2008

Joanna Concejo's illustrations

A dear friend recently gave me the French edition of Joanna Concejo's Il Signor Nessuno, a beautifully illustrated book. I love the poetic and pared-down drawings, as well as the typography - does anyone know what font this is?

When I need to make a gift and don't know what to get, I find one can't go wrong with a hardcover illustrated book. It just makes the recipient feel like a child again. It's always fresh, and more original than an art book...

20 comments:

marie said...

oh they are beautiful!

yasu said...

oh i have seen the book in paris! its lovely..

Esti said...

You are right! Books are always a great present to give and take, and if it's a good illustrated book, then all the better :)

Anonymous said...

oh what a lovely book. books are just lovely as objects.
nancy

artycho said...

I don't know this illustrator the faded pictures look great! Thank you for sharing! PS Your hat has gone today.

jimena said...

Me encanta regalar libros!!

A World in a PAN said...

What a nice present you have received!

Hila said...

oh wow, these are beautiful.

enc said...

That's an ersatz-condensed version of American Typewriter.

http://www.myfonts.com/fonts/linotype/itc-american-typewriter/

bowerbird said...

just beautiful...dreamy

I've been tagged so have added you as a tag (if you haven't been already)

iñaki said...

That book is definitely beautiful! I adore the last picture.

xx

Mary-Laure said...

ARTYCHO - I can't wait to get the cap!!!

ENC - thanks for the info! I really love this font.

BOWERBIRD - I actually played that very tag only a few days ago! Check out my answers under Rina's Tag, or go to the Tag label.
But anyhow, thanks for thinking of me!

longcat said...

fontwise i asked a friend of mine and he said:

"The font used for the heading ("Joanna Concejo's illustrations"), subheadings and text is Georgia (with bold and italic variants as required). The font used for the date (greyed out just above the heading) is Trebuchet MS, all caps with additional letter-spacing applied (classy!). Same fonts are used in the banner at the top of the page ("AUREA").

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No! it's… Typo Man!!!!!"

and i come here to post it, & ENC has posted something different...

FONTFIGHT!!

x

Tinsley said...

these are beautiful illustrations
i love the blue

design for mankind. said...

Love these illustrations, Mary-Laure! :)

tangobaby said...

I am going to keep an eye out for that book. I don't know what that font is, but it's very clean and sweet.

I like the r's especially.

paolo said...

I confirm the font is American Typewriter Condensed.

Mary-Laure said...

PAOLO - thanks for the info! I must try and learn more about typography.

Chloe Van Paris said...

Thank you for introducing me to this illustration work.

alice simpson said...

Joanna will be having an exhibition with my friend, the Portugese sculptor Ricardo Casimiro and their work will be disarming together!
The opening will be May 17th at the Perve Galeria Paris (?)