University of West Hungary in Sopron
Institute of Applied Art
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.