SOUVENIRS — a limited edition,
art book travel memoir

SOUVENIRS is Marina Esmeraldo’s first art book.

With new original drawings, film photography, poetry and the occasional recipe, the book features a collection of her travel memoirs since childhood, reflecting on the themes of belonging, growing up, and the timeless relationship between culture and food.

Designed by Pol Pérez & Judit Musachs, this is a limted edition artefact, conceived to work as an art object in itself, taking the reader through a journey through places, memories, colours and textures.

Every detail of the book was designed to connect with the concept of a travel souvenir, including these bright headbands of different colours, alluding to the magpie nature of our  collections of travel artefacts.


One of my favourite things about Pol & Judit’s design for the book is how they created a custom typeform for titles with the shapes I created for the cover.


I also love how they breathed new life into my sketches by displaying them in fresh, contrasting colourful spreads.

Featuring a short story by
James Connor Vincent.

Design by Pol Pérez & Judit Musachs.
Text in English and Portuguese.
Limited Edition of 400
Hardcover / 240x160mm / 112 pages
ISBN 978-84-09-38618-5

Available here.

Marina Esmeraldo is a Brazilian illustrator, artist and educator, based between Barcelona and London. She speaks five and a half languages, loves travelling and the sea, and is currently obsessed with outdoor sketching, film photography and subconscious reprogramming.

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