Busy Busy City Street
Busy Busy City Street
Busy Busy City Street
Busy Busy City Street

Busy Busy City Street

Guarnaccia, New York, New York, 1999

Description

The real challenge in designing this book was to give visual form to what was essentially an auditory experience.

I used handlettering throughout the book, which gave me lots of options for matching letterforms to the sounds, and I incorporated letterforms into the images to give them roles as important as the people, vehicles and cityscapes. I made the words actual characters in the book and presented finished artwork in the form of watercolor paintings, with all lettering as part of the art. The printing was excellent and the end product was very faithful to the artwork.

Collections: 50 Books/50 Covers of 1999
Discipline: Book design
Format: Book

Credits

Design firm
Guarnaccia
Art director
Nina Putignano
Designer/illustrator
Steven Guarnaccia
Author
Cari Meister
Trim size
11 1/4 x 9 1/4 inches
Pages
26
Typeface
Handlettered
Publisher/client
Viking/Penguin Group
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