International Design Review

Graduation
Projects / 2017

2011
author
Éva Somogyi (HU)
title
Calendar
degree
M.A. project
e-mail
school
University of West Hungary in Sopron
supervisor
Jeles Kassai Ferenc
The 21st century creates growing challenges for book designers, as books are increasingly being sold in digital form. A classical trend which continues to hold strong is a careful attention to the material used in making books. This material aspect interested Éva Somogyi. For her MA project she has done a graphic design for Miklós Radnóti’s Calendar. The publication measures 15 × 18 cm, and is a pop‑up book. The spatial compositions in the twelve spreads are linked to the main theme – the changes in nature with the seasons of the year. The elegant typography and pop‑up illustrations facilitate the interpretation of the poetry. Though the book seems rather too white at a first glance, color is used in the typography and on the backs of the raised elements, and its reflection on the white pages introduces an added aura of mystery.