Anyone who has been to the excellent David Pearson show at London’s Kemistry Gallery will know that there’s an awful lot of creative mileage to be had from limiting book cover design to type-based solutions. I’ve become quite obsessed in hunting out other examples of this craft and although this work from Astrid Stavro is a couple of years old now, it deserves a fresh airing in this context.
The multi award-winning Mallorca based writer and designer worked on this essay collection for Sol de Ícaro in which she used “playful typographic combinations” to add “variety and richnesss to the collection while maintaining a strong and coherent identity.” To say she pulled it off is something of an understatement, and it confirms my suspicion that my favourite book jackets let the type do all the talking.
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