Dead Boys

Dead Boys

Little, Brown and Company, New York, New York, 2006

Description

Dead Boys is a collection of stories about men, some of them outlaws, some of them regular working guys, searching for salvation and love in the vast urban sprawl that is Los Angeles. I wanted the design to depict the feelings of despair and isolation these characters experience as they traverse the grittiness of humanity. I knew right away that I wanted to use an illustration by Ali Campbell. Her work, with its delicate lines and infinite perspectives, has the perfect sensibility for these stark and tragic stories.

Juror Notes

“Interesting, delicate illustration with an unusual color scheme that is offset with strong, simple typography.”

Collections: 50 Books/50 Covers of 2006
Discipline: Book design
Format: Book cover

Credits

Design firm
Little, Brown and Company
Creative director
Mario Pulice
Art director
Allison J. Warner
Jacket designer
Allison J. Warner
Illustrator
Ali Campbell
Production director
Antoinette Marotta
Production coordinator
Marilyn Doof
Author
Richard Lange
Editor
Asya Muchnik
Trim size
5.5 x 8.25 inches
Pages
256
Quantity printed
11,000
Compositor
Westchester Book
Typefaces
Plagwitz, Trade Gothic
Printer/binder
Quebecor Fairfield
Jacket printer
Phoenix Color Corp.
Paper
Boston Book, cream white, text stock, 45 lb.
Binding method
Notch
Publisher/client
Little, Brown and Company
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