Leather Soviet Diary for Travel Writing / Back in the USSR / 8,3 x 11,8 inches (a4) / hand painting / unique gift / vintage style


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This project has a very interesting premise: the diary ordered a group of students of the Japan Center in St. Petersburg for their classmate.

As his friends have told us, he came to Russia on an exchange program to study the Russian language and just fell in love with our country. And he liked the spirit of the Soviet Union, and all that is connected with it.

So together we decided that this subject should be the basis of future diary.

In addition, Arimiti not long before his return to Japan, published on his Facebook page, "100 tragedies in Russia." He wrote them in the form of short funny notes that his friends would like to illustrate and to include in the layout.

All this shaped our technical task.

First of all, we needed to develop and approve the sketch of the cover. We did not want to copy the design of classic Soviet diaries with the emblem, because now you can find them in large quantities in any bookstore, so as a basis, we decided to take the Soviet diploma.

After going through a huge amount of "securities", we finally decided to stay at a very laconic one.

However, it did not make our task easier ... This design assumed that with a minimum of painting in the first place come the texture of the leather. So we had to find just such a leather, which by its texture would be similar to the old thick paper and had a good absorption.

In a couple for it we picked up a vintage kind of leather the color of dark chocolate. A similar leather used, for example, for stitched suitcases.

Parallel to this, we have made page layouts. As an illustration, we used old Soviet drawings and diagrams, and even a couple of pictures from the book "On Tasty and Healthy Food", as they came within the meaning of. :)

As a result, we believe that we managed to capture the atmosphere of the Soviet period! :)


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