Designed this in the first month when i joined Penguin. "It's too Avant-Garde" said one of the editors but i managed to get it past them. The author loved it.
Friday, December 02, 2005
I just finished this today. Am quite pleased with the result, so much so i want a credit on it. The book is about this...just read the back cover, that's why it's posted. A lot of times i have seen good design and absolutely no context. I also put up the entire spread because i design the book that way, so there is a certain totality in design and not disparate. The head of sales in penguin shot the plane photographs and he is quite thrilled, and the tea photograph by Joanna Ruminska a lady from Poland, this sort of connects with the book as well.
Thursday, December 01, 2005
Wednesday, November 30, 2005
Tuesday, November 29, 2005
This book is the autobiography of Louis-Rene des Forets. Very lyrical prose this, a good read. On the cover I have put selected passages from the book and the title of the book is revealed in the passages. I did not want to have the title again on the cover as you see it, but the publishing house guys said that people can't read it otherwise. The word Ostinato means obstinate/recurring.
Monday, November 28, 2005
The next few books will be work that I have done before Penguin. These are French books translated into English and are meant for the Indian market. These books have been re-jacketed, they have other cover designs done in France.
While designing these books I did not have a look at the French covers but went straight on and designed them and once done, went and had a look at the original covers. Quite a revelation into interpretation of text.
These French titles are amongst the best in French literature and all are award winning books. Reading them was fun, did'nt enjoy all of them though.
So without further ado…
Tuesday, November 01, 2005
Had done many options for this cover. Real toughie. Was looking at getting a symbol for journalism here, especially women in journalism, tried many things but finally arrived at the pen, which is a recognizable symbol (The Indian Express). But am still wondering whether I could have done something else? Any suggestions?
Will try and post the options I had done.