On My Bookshelf: Le Forchette di Munari

Ever anthropomorphized your cutlery? Well, after seeing these illustrations of forks, you will. This is another art book by Bruno Munari from the publishing house Corraini EdizioniMunari also published his "Supplemental Italian Dictionary" explaining what each expressive Italian hand gesture means. And this book illustrates that same concept in a playful way— through forks! 

The book itself is as quirky as its subject matter. It is so narrow, there is no proper place to store or display it. But that is all part of its charm. I love the silver ink on a pink cover stock and the exposed spine binding with contrasting black thread. The whole thing makes me smile and giggle when I flip through its pages. It's nice to see a designer take things less seriously and just make something silly. 

Meg O'Brien | On My Bookshelf
Meg O'Brien | On My Bookshelf
Meg O'Brien | On My Bookshelf
Meg O'Brien | On My Bookshelf
Meg O'Brien | On My Bookshelf
Meg O'Brien | On My Bookshelf
Meg O'Brien | On My Bookshelf
Meg O'Brien | On My Bookshelf
Meg O'Brien | On My Bookshelf