Classic Shorts
Classic Shorts
Classic Shorts
Classic Shorts
Classic Shorts
Classic Shorts
Classic Shorts

Classic Shorts

HarperCollins, New York, New York, 2009

Description

Since this short-story collection was going to be in the hands of a new generation, the intent was to remind readers that these master authors were interesting characters who told stories that are relevant for us today. Inspired by my creative director’s idea of a collage approach, and my publisher’s idea of “little army men,” I cut out paper dolls of each author, photographed them and framed them with strong type against bold colors, thus bringing new life to this reissued series.

Juror Notes

Great original use of author portraits. The striking color palette and innovative use of type put it over the top.

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

Credits

Design firm
HarperCollins
Creative director
Robin Bilardello
Designer
Adam Johnson
Photographer
Benjamin Hill
Production coordinator
Jennifer Lahey
Authors
Willa Cather, Stephen Crane, Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Herman Melville, Leo Tolstoy, Oscar Wilde
Editor
Michael Signorelli
Publishers
Carrie Kania, Harper Perennial
Trim size
5 x 7.125
Typeface
Knockout
Printer
Lehigh Phoenix
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