Falling Man

Falling Man

Simon & Schuster, New York, New York, 2007

Description

How does one deal with the first literary novel about the defining moment of 21st-century America? I don’t know what I would have done without the amazing photo taken by Katie Weisberger. The photo said heaven, earth and more. It gave the reader a clear blue sky to enter into this world to eventually find the Twin Towers on the back jacket, peaking into the clouds in an almost magical way. The typography was set to harmonize with the sky and “a novel” was placed to illustrate falling into the clouds—a reference to the title of the book, which comes from the electrifying photograph of the man who jumped or fell from the North Tower.

Juror Notes

NASA (or is it financier?) typography and an image/text haiku: everything counts on this cover.

Collections: 50 Books/50 Covers of 2007
Discipline: Book design
Format: Book cover

Credits

Design firm
Simon & Schuster
Art director
John Fulbrook III
Designer
John Fulbrook III
Photographer
Katie Day Weisberger
Production coordinator
Olga Leonardo
Author
Don DeLillo
Editor
Nan Graham
Trim size
6.125 x 9.25 inches
Pages
246
Quantity printed
120,000
Typefaces
Bank Gothic, Hoefler Text
Jacket
Coral Graphics
Binder
Quebecor World, Inc.
Publisher
Scribner
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