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

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.


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