A book to share playing: Giallo Come un Gatto Blu (Whodunit, blue cat?)
It was the end of 2011 when the I.E.D. (European Institute of Design) in Milan asked to Fermoeditore to participate in the thesis of graduates. The publisher accepted by posing as a generic theme noir, and expressing a wish: to see produced a book that you can read in the company.
Julia Coppola, Silvia Magnani and Paolo Zadra took up the challenge, and thus was born Giallo Come un Gatto Blu (Whodunit, blue cat?), the story of a murder told from three different points of view: that of the murderer, that of a unwilling witness child and that of the detective who must solve the case. To join the three stories is a blue kitten with a long tail, present at crucial moments, perhaps the only one who knows the truth. The three stories are told in three different books, contained in a box, designed to let your imagination roam free and make room for interpretations; to be exchanged playing sitting around a table, to comment with friends and family.
The protagonists are the illustrations, accompanied by onomatopoeia and synthetic “suggestions” in English. The international vocation is emphasized as early as the title in two languages: Giallo Come un Gatto Blu (literally Yellow as a blue cat) becomes Whodunit, blue cat?, referring to the deductive detective story or classic crime story. The images speak for themselves, it is not necessary to understand the meaning of sounds and words, but the most curious kids will have fun learning an indispensable language.
The materials and paper industry solutions – such as the special paperback milled with 180° opening – are chosen with care, in the purest style Fermoeditore.