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designed by FBA : I drew from this an idea I have been toying with for my bookshelves. I can run book jacket blanks through my printer: white book covers add a color stripe for each genre and subject (yes, I still value my college books), for a bright and cheery re-do of what has become a cluttered mess. I really like this idea.
Script on a Binding // Love Poem - would love to have this pretty book sitting on my library shelf.
Sherlock Holmes. Cover designed by David Pearson, White's Books. White's Books is a small, London-based publishing house of clothbound books featuring wrap-around cover designs. David Pearson is a former Penguin book designer. (source, Jessica Svendsen blog)
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Paul Rand • Initiated the idea to move America into a modern design aesthetic • Used complex shapes and kept things very asymmetrical • Tried to understand the value of the ordinary • Used signs and symbols to translate a visual communication • “integration of form and function for effective communication”
APRIL• Simple graphics effectively convey the meaning of the title. Figure and Ground relationship of man's shadow is well executed here that add a sense of mystery. Additionally, the use of classic colours of the figure forms a strong visual contrast. Brown background looks retro.
We tried loads of photographic approaches for this cover before arriving at this. I created this illustration as a last-minute entry to the Cover Meeting, and amazingly it ended up being the finished jacket. Here's the finished cover, plus a close-up of the illustration.