The Ancient Stadium of Philippopolis

2012 / book 

The project "The Ancient Stadium of Philippopolis - Preservation, Rehabilitation and Urban Renewal" is realized with the support of the European Economic Area Financial Mechanism. Its main objective is to reveal the role of the Ancient Stadium as a resource for sustainable development and to improve the quality of the urban environment in the historical centre of the city of Plovdiv.

Bilingual book about the Ancient Stadium with dimensions 170 × 240 mm. The navigation between the two languages (Bulgarian Cyrillic and English) is acheaved through layout and color – Bulgarian Cyrillic is printed with 100% black on the top half of the pages and the Latin is printed with blue Pantone 281 on the bottom half of the pages.

The cover includes the logo and logotype, embossed on a paper with a stone-like structure, suggesting a releif. The logotype is also printed on top of the embossing with Pompeii red. It is designed with custom lettering based on monumental Roman inscriptions from first and second century CE following the layout from the time – central symetry with a tendency toward justification.