Tinta da China

Judgeging a book by its cover may not be the right thing to do, but Tinta da China become an unavoidable reference of the best portuguese editorial design. Under the art direction of Vera Tavares, the lisboan publisher founded in 2005 presents remarkable covers, clearly inspired by the graphic design of the fifties and sixties, like the work of iconic Saul Bass. Beside the Travel Literature collection, i like the cover of Tom Stoppard's 'Agora a Sério' and 'A Vida dos Outros' by Pedro Mexia.