These Granite Islands

These Granite Islands

Little, Brown and Company, New York, New York, 1999

Description

Everyone liked the direction from the start, but everyone wanted the girl on the front to have a different head. Solving the type of head (hair color, style, hat, etc.) took months. It was humorous.

The image on the book is one I found to summarize many feelings of the story. A woman afraid of the water canoes out to be a lookout while her best friend meets her lover. The woman is against her cheating on her husband, but understands the powers of love and helps her. Capturing this moment and adding the layering of stitching/island shapes made the package emotional, pretty and complex at the same time.

Collections: 50 Books/50 Covers of 1999
Discipline: Book design
Format: Book cover

Credits

Design firm
Little, Brown and Company
Art director
Michael Ian Kaye
Designer
John Fulbrook III
Photographer
Deborah Lill
Author
Sarah Stonich
Trim size
5 1/2 X 9 1/4 inches
Quantity printed
25,000
Typefaces
Electra, Univers
Publisher/client
Little, Brown and Company
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