Elaine Ramos, Brazil (2012)
This classic in the public domain of Brazilian literature requires a special project. The artist Luiz Zerbini’s developed monotypes using plants and objects putting them directly in the engraving press. The technique makes a parallel with Mario de Andrade’s procedure. This books has two editions. The commercial edition is a pamphlet with a paper cover, adding an embossed title. The collector collection, limited at 350 unities signed by Luiz Zerbini, is built with a hard cover.
Elaine Ramos runs a small design studio based in São Paulo, and is partner of the publishing house Ubu. For 11 years, she was the art director of the publisher Cosac Naify, where she designed hundreds of books and coordinated the design catalogue. During this period she edited, with Chico Homem de Melo, the Linha do tempo do design gráfico no Brasil [Timeline of Brazilian Graphic Design], a book that gathers more than 1600 images and traces an unprecedented panorama of the local design production. In 2014 she co-curated the exhibition Cidade Gráfica, held at Itaú Cultural in São Paulo. [itaucultural.org.br/cidadegrafica]