institution IPCA School of Design
tutor Ana Catarina Silva
project type Editorial Design
Contos do Gin-Tonic
was written by Mário-Henrique Leiria and it was first published in 1973. The book is a compilation of several tales with a bohemic and surrealist tone.
The graphic choices, like the script titles that resemble neon type, match the tone of the tales, creating a fluid reading, jumping from tale to tale, like in a night out, jumping from bar to bar. To create dynamism the text in verse is set in a different size and aligned to the spine of the book, and the page numbers advance to the right at every page turn.