Graphic Design in Jože Plečnik’s Fairytales Makalonca
This paper focuses on a small fairytale book Makalonca, which was completely designed by Jože Plečnik. The Slovenian architecture by Jože Plečnik (1872–1957) is well known in Europe, while his work in the area of graphic design and typography is less known. During the Second World War, he made all the decorations, vignettes and initial letters for the fairytales, and elaborated graphic design for the book published in two different bindings – hardcover and paperback. Two paperback reprints were subsequently published as well. In both reprints it was stressed that the graphic design remained the same as done by Plečnik. Instead, both reprints are actually deformations of the original. As a consequence, the Slovenian cultural heritage has lost a great deal.
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