Diary
Diary
Diary
Diary
Diary

Diary

Rodrigo Corral Design, New York, New York, 2003

Description

The idea for this cover is a literal translation of the story. Diary is about a man who leaves messages sealed within the walls of houses he remodels. These messages are discovered by his wife while he lies comatose in a hospital after a suicide attempt and become a link between the two characters.

Hand lettering was used to make the type look exactly the way the man’s notes are described. Also, using hand lettering on the reverse of the dust jacket gives the feeling of a secret message, which readers would find only if they removed the jacket.

Juror Notes

“Directly eye-catching. Rough lettering keeps it from being too stark. The inside jacket printing is an added innovation.” Isabel Warren-Lynch

Collections: 50 Books/50 Covers of 2003
Discipline: Book design
Format: Book cover

Credits

Design firm
Rodrigo Corral Design
Creative director
John Fontana
Art director
John Fontana
Designer
Rodrigo Corral
Production director
Kim Cacho
Production coordinator
Kimberly Nordling
Production artist
Chris Robertson
Author
Chuck Palahniuk
Editor
Gerald Howard
Publisher
Doubleday
Trim size
5-1/2 x 8-1/4”
Quantity printed
100,000
Compositor
Berryville Graphics
Typeface
Hand lettering
Jacket printer
Coral Graphics
Paper
Tomahawk 80 lb. text
Binder
Berryville Graphics
Book type
Literature and nonfiction
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