Delinquent

Delinquent

Futurepoem books, New York, New York, 2009

Description

Futurepoem is a not-for-profit publishing collaborative dedicated to presenting innovative contemporary poetry, prose and multigenre works of literature. The design challenge for this book was twofold. Overall, we want the whole press to seem like a family, where the quality of a Futurepoem book distinguishes the press in the marketplace. But we also want the book to encapsulate uniquely the spirit of the author’s work. This makes the process collaborative between designer, author and publisher. For this book, initial conversations and a close reading of the manuscript determined the atmosphere and tone that was carried through and eventually reflected in the final iteration.

Juror Notes

The success of this simple hand-drawn cover extends beyond the cover to the spine and back ad: all of a piece.

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

Credits

Design firm
Futurepoem books
Creative director
Jeremy Mickel
Art director
Jeremy Mickel
Designer
Jeremy Mickel
Jacket designer
Jeremy Mickel
Author
Mina Pam Dick
Editor
Dan Machlin
Publisher
Futurepoem books
Trim size
6 x 8
Pages
102
Typefaces
Hand-lettering, National by Kris Sowersby
Printer
Edwards Brothers
Paper
Mohawk Carnival Vellum, 100 lb.
Binding method
Perfect
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