“White flowers, coffee berries”
publication: Verba Volant
author: Pia Parlato
illustrations: Angelo Ruta
graphic design: for[me]moak
An original book born from the cooperation between Moak and Verbavolant, and the common passion for coffee, paper and artwork. White flowers, coffee berries, of the “Wallbooks” series is an illustrated album and art poster at the same time, printed on typography paper 100x70 cm. By opening the pages out, you can read the story telling about what comes before a coffee in cup, up to discovering the last table: a poster to frame and hang on the wall. A book that captivates all senses: you can almost smell the scent of African plantation flowers and imagine the lush colours of berries and beans, when touching the pleasant roughness of the Favini Crush paper (made with coffee grounds).
What comes before an aromatic and reinvigorating cup of coffee? There’s the most colourful, scented and lively world: plantations, lush and populated by hardworking harvesters living between plants boasting very scented white flowers and red berries. “White flowers, coffee berries” tells about this fascinating world and about the story of two sisters that are fully integrated within the village life set up around coffee plantations. Life and its unforeseen bends will lead them to cultivate each other’s memory, while the element, which has always kept them together beyond love, fatally helps them: coffee.