Gentleman Junkie

Gentleman Junkie

Little, Brown & Company, New York, New York, 1997

Description

The intended audience for this book is fans of William S. Burroughs. I felt that the granddaddy of American counterculture needed an edgy cover. The purple background feels like a Jimi Hendrix-like purple haze. The type is off to one side. The picture of Burroughs has the added dimension of being art itself, with the use of the border of the negative.

Collections: 50 Books/50 Covers of 1997
Discipline: Book design
Format: Book cover

Credits

Design firm
Little, Brown & Company
Creative director
Michael Ian Kaye
Graphic designer
Leslie Goldman
Photographer
Marcia Resnick
Author
Graham Caveney
Typeface
Berthold Akzidenz Grotesk
Printer
Butler & Tanner Ltd.
Paper
Sequel Gloss 130 gsm Art Paper
Publisher/client
Little, Brown & Company
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