Book design

Author: Raymond Depardon
Title: Images politiques
Year: 2004
Publisher: La Fabrique Éditions, Paris
Text in French
Size: 20 x 16 cm [7 7/8 x 6 1/4 in.]
Number of pages: 112
Printing: Offset (black)
Binding: Soft bound
Cover: Black + 2 spot colors on paper

This photo-text publication is part of a series (visible here) that I had designed for La Fabrique. All the other books published in this series, however, were essays with little or no illustrations. Here, the exact same text layout was preserved from the outter edges in, but the format was widened to give more room to the photographs and to create wider inside margins to make room for captions as well. The paper stock is slightly different but it remains an uncoated paper since the photographs reproduced here were mostly taken to be published in newspapers to begin with. The other difference from the rest of the series is that the cover contains an image, but it retains the colored background as for the other titles in the series.
Inside, the photographs are placed to follow the text closely, as Depardon talks about the memories that these pictures evoke for him.