Tishani Doshi, Karthik Malli, Massimo Gonzato, Peter Bil’ak

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A World Poem | Typotheque Specimen #18

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Edition: 2021
Release date: June 2021
Language: 162 Languages
Translator: 175 vertalers/translators
Final editor: Johanna Robinson
Publisher / commissioner: Typotheque VOF, Den Haag
Available through: Bookshop, webshop
Designer: Atelier Carvalho Bernau (Den Haag)
Printer: Drukkerij Tielen, Boxtel
Binder: Benelux Boekbinders, Alphen
DTP / typesetting: Atelier Carvalho Bernau, Den Haag
Dimensions: 115 × 198 × 30 mm
Amount of pages: 560
Number of copies: 2500
Price: € 18
Font and foundry: November, Lava, Irma and more than 4000 other fonts from Typotheque, covering 21 writing systems
Binding style: Unsewn softcover with minimal gluing at the side; cold-glued
Paper interior: 90gsm Schleipen Fly® Extraweiss 06 neu, Inapa
Cover material: 210gsm Sirio Color Iris, Fedrigoni
Other technical features: Each 32-page section is printed in a different combination of 2 Pantone colours; the book as a whole features a total of 11 Pantone colours: 2727, 2592, Warm Red, 7410, 7466, 7515, 708, Blue 072, Warm Grey 5, 569 and 877; the cover is printed in Pantone 877 (silver) and features foil printing in holographic silver (KURZ Light Line® Seamless Laser hot foil) on the front board, provided by Finishing Touch, Nuth. The book was generated on the basis of software using InDesign from a database of 14,000 items. The software for this was developed by Bookraft Solutions (Ariel Walden). The translation of the poem into 162 languages was carried out by 175 volunteers on Twitter. The software for this was developed by Rectangle (Lizzie Malcolm, Dan Powers).