□ This reporter trainee reporter 隋明照
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“The book is alive, how much enthusiasm is invested, and how much charm is rewarded.” When it comes to the feelings of book design, Wen Aiyi repeated this sentence twice in an interview with the reporter《中国新闻出版广电报》.
Wen Yiyi, who began publishing his work at the age of 14, is a writer, poet, and translator. He has published more than 200 books, including more than 60 poems. Although he is not a full-time book designer, he will repeatedly refine his design and work with designers on every book he has written, translated and compiled. At present, he has 11 books that have been awarded "the most beautiful book in China", and《文爱艺诗集》has become "the most beautiful book in the world."
Where is his book beautiful? How did this beauty come from? Through interviews, the answers to these questions are gradually clear.
"Blocking" is the concept of outdated
After hearing the reporter want to understand his views on "binding", Wen Aiyi first said: "I think 'frame-binding' is a concept of obsolescence. More than 30 years of experience tells me that it is a good 'frame-mounting' without binding."
Compared with "frame decoration", Wen Aiyi prefers to use the word "book design" instead. He thinks that the decoration is more emphasis on decoration. However, the decoration can only be called "beautiful" and cannot be called "beauty" because Beauty is natural. Wen Aiyi said that the content determines the form, and if the form of the book design can express the content well, then it is a good design.
Combining his knowledge of book design and then reading his book, I can better understand the meaning.
xx《文爱艺诗集》他在2011年被评为“中国最佳书籍”和2012年“世界上最美丽的书”。事实上，这本书并不华丽，封面只有白色的红色，没有眼睛 - 捕捉图片，没有烫金装饰。但是，当单独拆下盖子，然后取下盖子和精装盖时，你会发现它上面有一个洞。关于诗人作品的评论以白色显示。整个封面的背面设计得像一个秘密，等待读者发展和叹息。
During a visit to Japan, Wen Aiyi saw a sealed old book in an old bookstore in Tokyo. The carton was printed with a plaque-printed ancient Chinese version of the plate. The plate was printed with gold on it. The words "light sunny poetry". Wen Aiyi wants to open it, but the owner insists on the payment to be opened, 20,000 yuan, one point can not be less. Perhaps it is destined to do so, under the premise that a little information is not understood, Wen Aiyi did not hesitate to buy the book. Unpacking the plastic seal, he found that the book was Yudav's title, and the book was first published in 1937. Wen Aiyi returned to the hotel with the fastest speed, locked the door, and carefully put the book box, book cover, protective cover, cover, front ring lining, front plaque, front page, body text, copyright page, rear ring lining, The back cover was cleaned in order and washed all night. After washing him, he found that his lips were frozen, but he was unaware.
In order to make this anti-war poet's work more known, Wen Aiyi and the Japanese translator Seikawa Shinichi translated the collection of poems《鲛》and carefully designed. The cover paper was hand-made and presented with water ripples. The main color of the text is gray-blue, reflecting the theme of the book everywhere.
Recently, Wen Aiyi learned a good news,《鲛》(12th edition) wave type folded,《文爱艺爱情诗集》both won the 2019 American Benny Award. However, behind the honor is the process of modifying the polishing process over and over again.
In the circle of friends of Wen Aiyi, his records of revision and book design often appear. He will also ask everyone in the circle of friends which version is better. He was not bored with the revision, and he saw the change as a "continuous review process." At the same time, he used Liu Xiaoxiang, a book designer who has cooperated with him for many times, to emphasize that a good book designer should carefully read the book before designing, and even participate in the book creation process with the author. With such input, the beauty of life can be condensed in books.xx