Friday, June 13, 2008

The Sorrows of an American

An arrestingly spare image and complex type treatment. The painterly rectangles behind the type are pretty awesome. OMG. I just noticed the E in THE is pushed over. Seems somehow appropriate.

From Henry Holt: "When Erik Davidsen and his sister, Inga, find a disturbing note from an unknown woman among their dead father’s papers, they believe he may be implicated in a mysterious death. The Sorrows of an American tells the story of the Davidsen family as brother and sister uncover its secrets and unbandage its wounds in the year following their father’s funeral."

4 comments:

Jason R Gabbert said...

Cool, do you know who designed this?

Tal said...

not yet. will find out.

The Book Designer said...

the odd "e" in the looks like a mistake. Nice cover though. I like the random cut off frame..

Anonymous said...

The designer is Lisa Fyfe