the cover for bamboo 4 follows the structure of issues 1 and 3.
what we tried to change here was to further balance the images, in a way that there wasn't a defined protagonist – distancing the cover even more from a bleed image pattern.
on this cover we ended up accepting a totally conventional standard. for us, the only interest is that the image is almost entirely white.
on this story on the bienal do mercosul, typography is the unifying element of a multiplicity of images. this path was opened on issue 2, and will be explored even more in the future.
issue 5 was the first to be released with a decoration guide as insert.
the guides are totally commercial products, and for that we have little freedom in the interior and our interest lies solely on the cover.
on the first guides, we used geography as a reference to the city.
at the time, we considered bamboo 6 a conquest.
first, we were able to use a primary color as the pantone for the issue.
besides that, we managed to use this cover which completely diverges from the conventional, in which the pieces of furniture are replaced by grid fields in the magazine.
just like issues 2 and 5, we have here a story on art, which allowed us a freer layout.
on this issue we also had a remarkable intervention in the wall section – a section on products changing its theme with every new issue.
the wall usually opens with a simple page with a color background (in the pantone) and then displays produced photos. we thought of this opening as a counterpoint to the cover: there, only the designers, here just the products; there, outlined rectangles representing the furniture, and in here little white circles highlighting part of them.