A book of period and current photographs, with beautiful texts by writers (Anne Cuneo, Mousse Boulanger), journalists or individuals, to celebrate Lausanne, the capital of the Swiss canton of Vaud and the evolution of its architecture, its neighborhoods, its art of living.
To give the book a contemporary perspective and to play on the fascination of the famous “before and after” concept, each old illustration is matched by a contemporary view taken in the same place and at the same time, so that the shadows match and the reader can even more easily measure the evolution or the durability of a street, a park or a quay.
The Morion typeface was the perfect choice to signify the historical aspect of the publication while having contemporary features and avoiding a “dated” and dusty look.
The layout of the cover is a nod to postcards, alluding to stamps and their perforation. Rounds are also present inside the book to signify a change of paragraph. In this publication, the emphasis has been placed on an easy image comparison reader. This simplicity is sometimes interspersed with full-page photos or large pull quotes placed in a harmonious way.
Une Journée à Lausanne was edited by Romedenne Adrien, Geoffrey Cottenceau and Frédéric Held, and published by Éditions Favre.