Fire in a Canebrake

Fire in a Canebrake

Office of Paul Sahre, New York, New York, 2003

Description

More than a half century after the fact, Fire in a Canebrake is an account of the Moore’s Ford lynching, the last mass lynching in America. The cover is meant to evoke a sense of past violence in an otherwise tranquil, contemporary southern setting.

Juror Notes

“I am invited into the calm, soothing scene, only to realize the horror that it actually is. A great expression of the lie that is America the Beautiful through design.” Archie Ferguson

Collections: 50 Books/50 Covers of 2003
Discipline: Book design
Format: Book cover

Credits

Design firm
Office of Paul Sahre
Creative director
John Fulbrook III
Designers
Paul Sahre, Jean Marc Troadec
Photographer
William Eggleston
Production director
Olga Leonardo
Author
Laura Wexler
Editor
Brant Rumble
Publisher
Charles Scribner’s Sons
Trim size
5.5 x 8.4375”
Quantity printed
6,000
Jacket printer
Phoenix Color Corp.
Paper
100 lb. cover
Book type
Literature and nonfiction
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