Tuesday, April 18, 2006
The Paris Review Book of People with Problems
introduction by Stephin Merritt // The Paris Review / Picador
• An AIGA's 50 Books // 50 Covers Best Cover Selection
Photograph by Jon Shireman
Break glass in case of emergency. This anthology collection is the emergency solution to people with problems.
I had a difficult time trying to make the book appear to be behind a sheet of glass. I added blownout glares and white gradients, but that just obscured the small type too much. My designers Rob Grom and LeeAnn Falciani came up with the idea of adding a reflection of a room on the edges of the glass. This gave it depth and placed it in the right setting. Spot gloss on the glass finished it up. Brilliant and subtle.
Posted by H3NR7 at 4/18/2006