New cover for the Brazilian edition, designed by Estereográfica, using a custom typeface by Gerard (Zwolse Poort) along with his Capitolium family.
Estereográfica is proud to present the edition of Enquanto você lê. This translation of Professor Gerard Unger’s While you’re reading, originally published in Dutch by De Buitenkant as Terwijl je leest in 2006 (and by Mark Batty in English afterwards), is set in Capitolium (text), Capitolium News (captions, notes, small bodies) and Capitolium Headline (titles), all typefaces designed by the author. For the book cover, Professor Unger kindly granted us permission to use a custom typeface that was originally designed by him for Zwolse Poort, a psychiatric hospital in the Netherlands.
Usually (and when possible), we try to keep the overall design concept and appearance of the original edition (in this case, designed by the author himself). However, we thought that the body of the type was to large, and decided to redesign the pages of the book. We ended with new styles for chapter openings, captions and notes, and the format is slightly different as well.
Also, as we mentioned before in other in the article about Fred Smeijers’ book, some modifications (sometimes, very subtle) in translations are inevitable, because the Portuguese text runs longer than the English. In these case, we ended up with something quite different from the original.