This edition of The Picture of Dorian Gray sought to bring Oscar Wilde's original text, highlighting the censorship it suffered in its editing process, both by Wilde and his editor. Our goal was to show the censorship efficiently, without resorting to tedious footnotes. The censored excerpts were then covered in white paint, or overtacked by hand, with the replacement (if any) of the excerpt on the side margin, promoting a quick and fluid comparative reading. The book also plays with the idea of showing and hiding, through the use of typography, imagery – 18 paintings created by artist Gustavo Magalhães especially for this project – and the materiality of the book, which has a dust jacket (in the special edition) and exposed spine. The dust jacket unfolds into a poster, which reveals one of Magalhães' paintings on an enlarged scale. Inside it is enclosed a piece of fine art.
Art direction & Design
Luciane Said, Mario Santin Frugiuele