Nejc Gazvoda: Fant iz papirja
First Edition, 2021 I language Slovenian I author Nejc Gazvoda I illustration & design Hana Jesih I typeface Katka Basic I paper IQ Print I print R-tisk I run 800 copies I pages 40 I size 21 x 26 cm
A boy from paper is in love with a girl who lives in the house opposite his. This girl is out of ink. Their love is forbidden because they are so different. But they are determined that this will not stop them. The boy from paper tries to crumple himself to capture the girl’s ink ideas. Uncover the infinite potential of their imagination playing with paper and ink.
Gamebook, Interactive Book of Board Games
Red Edition, First Edition, 2019 I language English/Slovenian I authors Hana Jesih, Peter Plantan I illustration & design Hana Jesih I print Tiskarna in knjigoveznica Radovljica I paper SH Recycling I run 800 copies I size 28,5 x 33 cm
Gamebook is a hybrid - both an interactive book and a unique collection of ancient abstract strategy board games. The box for game pieces is also the book’s backbone that holds the pages together with magnetic binding. Gamebook at first gained Kickstarter supporters from 36 countries and later it has received other recognitions: Made In Slovenia - Selection of Design Excellence, ZGDW Award 2020 2nd place, the Brumen recognition for excellent Slovenian Design 2019.
First Edition, 2017 I Slovenian, Turkish I authors Hana Jesih, Eva Mlinar I illustration & design Hana Jesih, Eva Mlinar I texts Kaja Blazinšek, Andraž Boštjančič, Nejc Gazvoda, Matic Kocijančič, Eva Mahkovic I print Pri Tiskarskem Škratu I binding Maruji I paper Shiro White I run 50 copies I size 15 x 21,2 cm
Artist’s Book is an artistic correspondence between visual artists Hana Jesih and Eva Mlinar. They exchanged collage illustrations representing their experiences and perceptions of the culture, society, community and diversity of the cities they lived in during that time (Hana in Ljubljana, Eva in Istanbul). The illustrations in the book are accompanied by short stories and poems. The project was supported by the Ministry of Culture in Slovenia.
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No Exit, J. P. Sartre
A master thesis project, mentorship by Radovan Jenko and Maciej Buszewicz, 2016 I English I author J. P. Sartre I illustration & design Hana Jesih I print Pri Tiskarskem Škratu I paper Amber Graphic I book size 8 x 12 cm I music & sound Rory Greenaway
Book No Exit is an interactive instrument. The user has to tear apart the first chapter of the book with the paper knife, to enter the room of Sartre’s hell and to be able to start reading the book. On the back cover of the book is Ticket to Hell, which leads the user to the animated film No Exit. Collaboration of the book-object and the animated film gives the user (reader or onlooker) experience of some of the existential ideas of Jean Paul Sartre. Animated film No Exit is also a trailer for the book.
The Stranger, Albert Camus
A bachelor thesis project, mentorship by Radovan Jenko, Academy of Fine Arts and Design Ljubljana, 2013 I English I author Albert Camus I illustration & design Hana Jesih I print Pri Tiskarskem Škratu I paper Shiro Alga Carta I run 7 copies
An artist’s book is the interpretation of Albert Camus’s The Stranger. Each book is handmade by the artist Hana Jesih. The Leporello binding separates the two different parts of the book. Design challenge was the 10 meter long vertical layout for each part of the book, where the rhythm played the main role.