The Anatomy of Fascism

The Anatomy of Fascism

Peter Mendelsund Design, New York, New York, 2004

Description

The challenge was to design a jacket for an authoritative history of fascism that would stand out in a marketplace burdened with many similar history titles. I did not want this particular piece of historical nonfiction look like every other piece of historical nonfiction. At Knopf, we produce a ton of these kinds of books, and they all have similar black-and-white photos on the front. I didn’t want a swastika on the jacket, or a photo of Mussolini or Franco; no Hitler youth or Nuremberg rallies. So, what did that leave? I pretended I was Albert Speer and created this all-type thing from whole cloth.

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
Robert O. Paxton
Publisher
Alfred A. Knopf
Trim size
6 1/4 x 9 1/2 inches
Pages
300
Typefaces
Fraktur, customized; 3-D Futura
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