Poppy Shakespeare

Poppy Shakespeare

Evan Gaffney Design, New York, New York, 2006

Description

Poppy Shakespeare is a trash-talking, stiletto-wearing, chain-smoking diva who gets placed in a mental hospital against her will. Bossy and flamboyant, she quickly takes charge of her fellow patients, “the dribblers,” whose primary activities include fevered gossip and the hoarding of cigarettes. I wanted the cover to feel both crude and tender and have the earnest simplicity of a mental patient’s art project. A big thank you to Bloomsbury for okaying the uncoated stock and getting the overprinted colors just right.

Juror Notes

“Type and illustration work well together and are complemented by a simple, pleasing color scheme—love the overprinting.”

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

Credits

Design firm
Evan Gaffney Design
Creative director
Amy King
Jacket designer
Evan Gaffney
Illustrator
Evan Gaffney
Production coordinator
Polly Napper
Author
Clare Allan
Editor
Colin Dickerman
Trim size
5.625 x 8.5 inches
Typeface
Hand lettering
Publisher/client
Bloomsbury USA
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