28 Dec Els Papers de la Guerra – ENSERIO
Els Papers de la Guerra
Editat per la familia Pepe Castells i Pubill
Els Papers de la Guerra – Enserio
We are very excited to be able to take part in this endearing project of Papers de la Guerra, edited by the family of Pep Castells and Pubill, and coordinated and designed by the ENSERIO studio of Banyoles. An intra-historical witness, a very particular and extraordinary one, one of the many that shook a whole generation and of which we are all children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren or even great-great-grandchildren, in some cases. The vision and perspective of a tragedy, the Spanish Civil War, magnificently documented by the author and protagonist of this personal story, which his grandchildren have decided to publish because of the great value it represents for his family, who pay tribute to him by publishing it, but also because of its value for the recovery of historical memory in our country.
“… we grandchildren knew that he had been in the war, that he had even been wounded by shrapnel… But little else: that he had been called up when he was still very young; that he left his mother, grandmother Lola, widowed – his father had died just over half a year before – with two children in her care, Ramona and Quim, who was just a sixteen-year-old boy who was now taking on the responsibility of being the man of the house. Until we got our hands on that treasure, that notebook that had been hidden for so many years. In the attic, above the washbasin in the hallway; in a corner of the wardrobe in his bedroom; in the glass cabinet in the large dining room, at the top; in the living room… Each of us remembers it in a different hiding place! (extract from the foreword by Núria Castells, granddaughter of Pepe Castells)
Papers de la Guerra is an account of the Civil War, told from the inside and in the first person. An object of great documentary value that contributes to the dissemination of the collective memory of Catalonia. A publishing project with an unconventional approach. An experience that transcends paper. As a printer, it has been especially moving to be able to participate in this project, because my father (also a printer), God rest his soul, was a child of the Spanish post-war period, and therefore an indirect victim of this devastating Civil War. In his case, a post-war orphan who spent his childhood in the Girona hospice, and about whom we discovered a little more than two years ago the history of his (our) family, after more than 77 years of oblivion, thanks also to the excellent work of the historian Céline Bustos.
The set of documents has been magnificently designed and pampered, from the graphic concept to the choice of materials, which have sought to preserve and respect the spirit and format as similar as possible to the war papers of Pepe Castells, by Miquel Amela and Ferran Rodríguez of the ENSERIO Banyoles studio. At Nexe Impressions we have advised, coordinated, selected, printed, bound and ensured that the whole graphic process reflected the spirit that the family, as publishers, and the designers asked of us. To be faithful to the original work. A graphic production process that has involved the coordination and supervision of several workshops and graphic workshops.
Format: 16,5 x 23,5 cm
Pages: 224 inside + diptych covers.
Printing Inside: 4+4 LED UV Cover: 1+1
Paper Inside: 100 g. Bulk Natural Sand Cover: 360 g. Fedrigoni Materica Verdigris. Binding: sewn in exposed white thread. Print finishing: black stamping 50% of surface
Diary Format: 16,5 x 23,5 cm
Pages: 16 pages
Printing: 4+4 LED UV
Paper: Cyclus Offset 70 g.
Binding: together and bound, folded, and double folded
Format: 165 x 235 mm
Pages: 118+ 8 Printed Inside: 1+1
Cover: Materica Pitch 360 g. at 1+1
Paper Inside: 120 g. Arena Natural Bulk
Cover: Fedrigoni Materica Pitch 360 g.
Binding: copper-coloured metallic wire-o wire. Finishing: black stamping 50% of surface
Closed format: 165 x 235 mm.
Paper: 2 mm bigris cardboard
Printing: black silkscreen
Format: 90 x 139 mm
Paper: Natural Rough Sand 300 g.
Format: 48,4 x 47 cm
Support: Microchannel E Kraft 1700 µ
One-side printing in CMYK