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Epos

by Sputnik design team - Linakis Digital
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“Epos” is a miniature book that reduces 20 epic sagas to a bite size read. 3,200,000 words of literary classics are shrunk to just 1,820. . Inspired by books and manuscripts found at the writer’s literary retreat on Crete, it was designed to encourage readers reacquaint themselves with the great texts. On average it shrinks sagas like Homer’s Odyssey from around 120,000 to under 100 words.
The book’s purist cover is a minimalist translation of classical book designs of the past, reducing all information to a simple title. Its minimalist design contrasts the maximalism of the contents to underpin the contradiction between big and small. The all-white embossed cover serves to create the essence of a treasured objet d’art, people will want to keep. a treasured objet d’art. “Epos” was printed in 300 numbered copies, available at oddities bookstore Dolce publishing, Athens Greece, at the Villa premises on Crete and through direct mail to visitors.

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Credits
  • Creative Directors Marios Linakis
  • Art Directors
  • Designers Antonis Katsillis
  • Illustrators
  • Photographers Costas Pitsios
  • Editors Mary Kolonia, Elena Bourdou
  • Copywriters Marios Linakis
  • Risograph printers and bookbinders Dolce publishing
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