Excavations I: Judge A Book By Its Cover
2011: ITU
> LC and Narcissa Vukojević

Excavations I: Judge A Book By Its Cover
Excavations I: Judge A Book By Its Cover

Judge A Book by Its Cover is a research project focusing on Croatian book cover design of the Yugoslavian era (1950-1990). We searched through over 10,000 books in public libraries, archives, private collections and second-hand bookstores for books to exhibit. We exhibited a relatively small selection of about 500 book covers at the Croatian Designers Society in Zagreb. The books, from over forty publishers, represent the work of more than fifty graphic designers. Many of these designers are relatively unknown to the public today.

"Excavations" is a project concerned with the archaeology of design, conceived in phases, each of which is focused on one separate area of design production in Croatia in the Yugoslavian era (1950-1990). The project has no ambitions at scholarship, nor does it aim at a definitive history of Croatian design. Rather, it endeavors to set up a map of designer achievements in mixed media, typologies and contexts, permanently available for examination and re-evaluation. "Excavations II, Logos of Production — Production of Logos" was launched in 2013.

Excavations I: Judge A Book By Its Cover
Excavations I: Judge A Book By Its Cover
Excavations I: Judge A Book By Its Cover