Alex Appella

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Renault 12
created and bound by Alex Appella

Paperback accordion book of digitally produced collages.


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A book to honor the community within the Southern Punilla Valley in Córdoba, Argentina that I call home, a lovely fall, and this titan of econobox transportation: The Renault 12.

This auto was manufactured in many countries*, and specifically in Argentina from 1971 to 1994, where it lives on today as an accessible solution from getting the family from point A to point B.
* Including Turkey, Romania, Colombia, Spain & France

Each page features a different family portrait plus information about the owners and their car.

The inside of the front and back covers boast original publicity material.


About the book:
6 full color collages.
Paperback cover with accordion pages adhered to inside covers.
4.5 x 8 inches.
RENAULT 12 was printed on Colorspot Nieve paper, using an Epson Ink Jet Printer.
All acid-free materials.
The bi-lingual pages are accompanied by a glossary at the end of the book.
This on-going numbered edition was begun in March, 2009 in San Antonio de Arredondo, Province of Córdoba, Argentina.
All photos taken by Alex Appella, except for original Renault 12 publicity material and owner’s manual scans.



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