The Secret Life of Emily Dickinson

The Secret Life of Emily Dickinson

Gabriele Wilson Design, New York, New York, 2009

Description

The challenge was to depict the promiscuous side of one of America’s most famous poets, Emily Dickinson, without the usual crop of a bare leg or bust. And because there is only one authentic photo of her in existence, I decided that showcasing her underthings, with the help of the fabulous illustrator Silja Goetz, would be both sassy and appropriate.

Juror Notes

Perfect use of a silhouette to show/reveal a duality.

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

Credits

Design firm
Gabriele Wilson Design
Art directors
Ingsu Liu, Gabriele Wilson
Jacket designer
Gabriele Wilson
Illustrator
Silja Goetz
Production coordinator
Devon Zahn
Author
Jerome Charyn
Editor
Robert Weil
Publisher/client
W. W. Norton and Company
Trim size
6.375 x 9.5
Jacket printer
Lehigh Phoenix
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