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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.
Title: The Second Man Author: Edward Grierson Cover Design: Paul Rand for Borzoi-Knopf (1956)
I love the closure used in this Paul Rand piece. You can see the relation of the shapes between the different members of the family. The colors are varying between light colors (happy/closeness) and dark colors (maybe secrets that are kept hidden). The simplicity of the forms also convey a sense that this could be any family.