‘Pentagram Papers 32: No Waste’ | Book Design

Following the collapse of the Soviet Union and its satellite states in the early 1990s, Cuba entered a period of severe economic crisis and deprivation. Homemade and handmade objects proliferated, cobbled together from whatever materials were available. Produced in collaboration with the Laboratorio de Creación Maldeojo, Pentagram Papers 32: No Waste documented these ingenious everyday items.

I like the simplicity of bold capitalised words and images accompanying each other and which creates a narrative throughout the book. The effective cutout book title on the cover, ‘NO WASTE’, imitates the stencil prints on council bins and rubbish skips adding emphasis to the narrative.

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