Time: BIG IDEAS // small books

Time: BIG IDEAS // small books

Picador, New York, New York, 2009

Description

It’s about Time, but what aspect of time? When you have plenty of it, it never comes to mind. You only think about it when you're running out of it. That’s what I needed to think about. With deadlines approaching and time running out, I think and I let go. Sometimes after the end of a long workday, with time standing still, I stare at my wall and my mind drifts. The afternoon’s setting sun begins to cast shadows of my windowpane across my office wall. It made me think of the long shadows of late August, that melancholy moment when you realize that summer is almost over, where the sunlight becomes golden, hazy and lazy. The shadows’ moving edge separating day from night. That’s when time makes itself known, when it tells me that moments are drifting away. Goodbye, summer. That’s what time is to me. Fleeting moments.

Juror Notes

Big ideas, beautifully executed. Striking and perfect balance between type and image.

Collections: 50 Books/50 Covers of 2009
Discipline: Book design
Format: Book cover

Credits

Design firm
Picador
Creative director
Henry Sene Yee
Designer
Henry Sene Yee
Photographer
Henry Sene Yee
Production director
Adriana Coada
Production coordinators
Katheryn Hallock, David Logsdon
Production artist
LeeAnn Falciani
Author
Eva Hoffman
Editor
David Rogers
Publisher
Picador
Trim size
4.5625 x 7.125
Pages
208
Quantity printed
5,500
Compositor
RR Donnelley
Typeface
Trade Gothic Bold Condensed No. 20
Jacket printer
Phoenix Color Corporation
Paper
12 pt C1S
Printing method
4-color process, 12 pt C1S, gritty matte UV; French flap paperback with rough front
Binder
RR Donnelley
Binding method
Notch
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