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I’m Emma, a creative designer, photographer, and bookbinder, originally from Trieste, Italy. Throughout the time spent at Falmouth University I engaged with many different media, from photography to illustration, graphic design, and bookbinding. During my final year I have remotely collaborated with other students to produce content for their projects such as music albums, website logos and illustrations, printed books.
In the meanwhile, I’ve undertaken a new personal project, born from my passion for bookbinding: TRASHBOOKS atelier. The main concept was born while I was making books from scrap, such as Amazon’s delivery boxes. The related Instagram page is filled with general projects regarding book design and bookbinding and a series called “Sketch(totrash)books, no waste editable sketchbooks”, consisting of sketchbooks made of waste meant for artists to paint on the cover and make every single book unique and personal, helping the planet!
This work is part of a collection of Penelope Fitzgerald books’ covers. The design is characterised by three features: the first one is two colours, one for the background and one to highlight a small detail in the front cover; the second one is a small detail in the back cover that explains a bit more the story or as an extension of front drawing; the third one is a small quote positioned in the inside flap that gives an idea of the writing and the story.
“The bookshop” is the story of a lonely woman who opens a bookshop in an isolated old building in a dissenting and sceptical village.
300 Miles of Sand
This work is a book I designed from the pictures of a Falmouth University student. “300 miles of sand” is a photographic book that showcase more than 100 beaches in Cornwall. The layout is quite clean and at the beginning of every of the four chapters there is a piece of Cornwall’s map with the names of the beaches.