A Changed Man

A Changed Man

Roberto de Vicq de Cumptich, 2004

Description

The challenge was to design the new book by Francine Prose, whose last book of fiction was nominated for the National Book Award. The approach was to re-create a “Big Book” look, without its stodginess.

The book narrates the story of a young neo-Nazi, with Waffen SS tattoos under his shirt sleeves, who turns his life around by going to work for a human-rights foundation headed by a charismatic Holocaust survivor. The tattoos are the only physical link between these two strangers. On the jacket, blackletter and typographic ornaments were superimposed on a photo to create these tattoos.

Collections: 50 Books/50 Covers of 2004
Discipline: Book design
Format: Book cover

Credits

Art director
Roberto de Vicq de Cumptich
Jacket designer
Roberto de Vicq de Cumptich
Photographer
Frans Jansen
Production director
Roni Axelrod
Production coordinator
Camillo LoGiudice
Author
Francine Prose
Editor
Terry Karten
Publisher
HarperCollins
Trim size
6 1/4 x 9 1/4 inches
Pages
432
Quantity printed
30,000
Compositor
In house
Typefaces
Alpengeist, Mrs Eaves
Jacket printer
Phoenix Color Corp.
Paper
Mohawk Papers, 80 lb. Tomahawk, Cool White
Binder
RR Donnelley
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