Two Cities: A Love Story

Two Cities: A Love Story

Houghton Mifflin Company, New York, New York, 1999

Description

As the subtitle implies, this is a “love story,” and I was asked to design a cover with a romantic sensibility. The book itself, however, is challenging: rhythmic and haunting at the same time—anything but a conventional “love story.”

I decided on a very cinematic or film poster-like approach in order to highlight the book’s narrative quality. The relationships in the story are represented very simply by the photographs.

Collections: 50 Books/50 Covers of 1999
Discipline: Book design
Format: Book cover

Credits

Design firm
Houghton Mifflin Company
Designer
Christopher Moisan
Photographers
Jason Homa (The Image Bank), Steve Nilsson (Swanstock)
Production coordinator
Evelyn Defossez
Author
John Edgar Wideman
Trim size
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches
Quantity printed
7,000
Jacket printer
Henry N. Sawyer Co.
Publisher/client
Mariner Books
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