L’invention de la liberte 1700–1789 / 1789 les emblemes de la raison

Jean Starobinski, L’invention de la liberte 1700–1789 / 1789 les emblemes de la raison, Korean edition, Paju: Munhakdongne, 2018. Offset printing, sewn hardback binding with dust jacket, page size 138 x 222 mm, 512 pp. Printed and bound by Yeongsinsa, Paju. Interior designed by Injin. Edited by Kim Yeong-ok.

The Humanities Library’s design identity is centered around the dust jacket that partially exposes the cover: for each title, the same 474 × 270 mm sheet is folded at a different angle to make a unique, tilted-looking semi-jacket. The typography is different each time, depending on the title.

For this volume, the structure of the book — two essays are combined — is expressed through the juxtaposition of titles. Various methods of contrasting and shading (black and white, and halftone gradation between them) are also used to suggest dichotomous relations.