Abyssinian Chronicles

Abyssinian Chronicles

Vintage Books, New York, New York, 2001

Description

I liked the idea that Abyssinian Chronicles is a grand book in terms of location, timescale (and spine width) and the variety of serious subjects like poverty, war and AIDS, yet derives from the viewpoint of a young Ugandan boy.

In the same way, the cover is meant to convey the scale of the book’s reach, without losing sight of its basis in individual characters.

Collections: 50 Books/50 Covers of 2001
Discipline: Book design
Format: Book cover

Credits

Design firm
Vintage Books
Art director
John Gall
Designer
Jamie Keenan
Photographers
Marc Atkins, Panoptika
Production coordinator
Claire Bradley Ong
Trim size
5 3/16 x 8 1/4 inches
Quantity printed
17,500
Typeface
Baskerville
Printer
Coral Graphics
Author
Moses Isegawa
Publisher
Vintage Books
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