An independent archive of typography.
to participate.

Topics

Formats

Typefaces

Mediterraneo Blues by Iain Chambers (Tamu Edizioni)

Contributed by CAST on Feb 23rd, 2021. Artwork published in
December 2020
.
    Cover
    greg olla & Tamu Editions. License: All Rights Reserved.

    Cover

    Mediterraneo Blues by Iain Chambers was published by Tamu Edizioni in December 2020. It’s a book about “music, postcolonial melancholy and maritime thoughts”.

    The Mediterranean blues is rap, electronic, raï, rebetiko and trap, and is the soundtrack in the metropolis of the south of the world, from Cairo to Nairobi passing through Naples, where there is no distinction between authentic music and imported music.
    The sounds do not respect national borders and carry with them the traces of the destruction and at the same time of the survival of European colonialism, because that history is inscribed in the languages and rhythms of today.

    The cover, with an illustration by Giulia Rizzi, pairs Program (Emigre, 2013) by Zuzana Licko with Aja, drawn in the early 1980s by Gustav Jäger and published by Berthold.

    For the spine, back cover and the body text of the book interior, designer Greg Olla used a combination of Capraia by Giulio Galli and Arkit by Erasmo Ciufo. Both typefaces ara avalailable from CAST.

    Flyleaf
    greg olla & Tamu Editions. License: All Rights Reserved.

    Flyleaf

    Frontespiece
    greg olla & Tamu Editions. License: All Rights Reserved.

    Frontespiece

    Internal spread
    greg olla & Tamu Editions. License: All Rights Reserved.

    Internal spread

    Internal spread
    greg olla & Tamu Editions. License: All Rights Reserved.

    Internal spread

    Backcover
    greg olla & Tamu Editions. License: All Rights Reserved.

    Backcover

    Typefaces

    • Program
    • Aja
    • Capraia
    • Arkit

    Formats

    Topics

    Designers/Agencies

    Artwork location

    Post a comment