Longas Labaredas : Hardy Design – Estúdio de Design e Branding

Longas Labaredas

Editorial design for Luciana Guimarães’ first collection of short stories, with illustrations by Leonora Weissmann.

Luciana Guimarães’ writing blends romance, drama, suspense, reality, and fiction. Each short story is a fragment in the lives of different characters, with narratives that alternate between the prosaic and the fantastic, and between playful and cruel plots.

With a strong typographic presence, contrasting colors, and fragments of an intriguing illustration, the cover seeks to sum up the driving force behind Longas Labaredas’ narrative. The editorial design’s goal was to balance striking, sometimes chaotic illustrations with a light text spot that made up for a pleasant read.

With gestural features, the illustrations seek to give broader, less literal meanings to the narratives. Guest illustrator for the project, Leonora Weissmann uses lines that bring ideas of trail, deconstruction, and movement, present in the short stories themselves.

Creative directors: Mariana Hardy and André Coelho
Executive director: Cynthia Massote
Project manager: Nathália Monteiro
Design: Délio Faleiro
Graphic production: Mirelle Bairral and Délio Faleiro
Illustrations: Leonora Weissmann