The Devil’s Larder

The Devil’s Larder

Farrar, Straus and Giroux, New York, New York, 2001

Description

The challenge in designing books is always the same for me: exercising restraint in my text layout to allow the author’s words to emerge without sacrificing overall design “oomph.” My choice of ornamentation reflected the “devil’s appetite” theme of the 64 short fictions. With a limited budget, I worked closely with my production manager to juggle costs, thus enabling us to afford a second color for the first signature and colorfully printed endpapers. My favorite design element is the naughty red “s” in the title.

Collections: 50 Books/50 Covers of 2001
Discipline: Book design
Format: Book

Credits

Design firm
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Designer
Susan Mitchell
Cover art
“The Vegetable Gardener” by Giuseppe Arcimboldo
Production coordinator
Peter Richardson
Trim size
5 x 7 1/2 inches
Pages
176
Quantity printed
19,000
Compositor
Stratford Printing Services
Typefaces
Berthold Script, First Grader, Granjon, Kuenstler Script, Rococo Ornaments #1
Printer
RR Donnelley
Paper
Glatfelter B-18 Cream 55 lb. text
Binding method
Notch binding
Jacket printer
Phoenix Color Corp.
Author
Jim Crace
Publisher
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
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