Enchantments

Enchantments

Peter Mendelsund Design, New York, New York, 2004

Description

This is a slender coming-of-age novella, narrated by a young girl in Italy. The book’s theme is childhood and the magical aura that surrounds it. My first attempts at jacketing the book were filled with childlike imagery. All were ultimately rejected. None of the pictures seemed to adequately represent this lapidary world the author worked so hard to conjure. So I tried an all-type approach, thinking of both the writing exercises I labored over as a child and the magic-square puzzles one sees sometimes in old alchemy books.

Collections: 50 Books/50 Covers of 2004
Discipline: Book design
Format: Book cover

Credits

Design firm
Peter Mendelsund Design
Art director
Carol Devine Carson
Jacket designer
Peter Mendelsund
Author
Linda Ferri
Publisher
Alfred A. Knopf
Trim size
4 1/2 x 7 1/2 inches
Pages
129
Quantity printed
10,000
Typefaces
Monoline Script, Tarzana Narrow, Garamond MT
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