Passages to Split

Book for the Split School of Medicine

The book Passages to Split contains selected poems and excerpts from prose work by Croatian writers and represents a selected cross section through Croatian literature. The book was created as a gift from MFST. The concept of the cover is based on the Split stone texture with a slit symbolizing the passage – a passage through the narrow streets of Split.

A special inspiration was the street called “Let Me Pass”, which is just 57 cm wide. Through the slit one can see the parts of the sea and city photos on the other side of the cover. The book is bilingual, and along the photos by Ivo Pervan it also contains archived photographs of old Split.

Client: School of Medicine in Split
Project: book concept, design and layout
Year: 2011
Concept and design: Ana Banić Göttlicher, Maša Vukmanović