Concrete Beauties is a book about brutalist architecture. It measures 15,5×23 cm and was printed by Mastergraph S.p.A on 100% recycled Nautilus Classic paper. The used typefaces are Suisse Int’l by Swiss Typefaces andLove by Vj-type. It was designed by Alessio Longa in collaboration with TurboStudio:
The idea of vacationing in some seaside resort, lazing under a beach umbrella has never even touched us. We always thought about journey as an opportunity to learn, discover, explore and even cultivate our passions.
On this occasion, design and architecture were the common thread that united us: particularly the brutalist architecture and the poor architecture. Moved by the desire to discover something new concerning this matter, we came across Spomeniks, bizarre monuments in memory of the fallen of Second World War, scattered around today’s republics of that part of eastern Europe that was Yugoslavia.