In the original text of Mafarka le Futuriste, Roman Africain by F.–T. Marinetti, the word Soleil appears 113 times. Throughout the pages, the sun is praised, prayed, feared and threatened: is it the real star of the story?
Roman Solaire reinterprets the first version of the Futurist novel through an expressive use of the typography, which aims to suggest a multitude of stellar landscapes. All the O’s in the text are transformed into heavenly bodies that, overheated, rise into the sky.
This book was made as a student project at ISIA Urbino, MA Communication and Design for Publishing, under the supervision of Leonardo Sonnoli and Irene Bacchi.