Without Blood

Without Blood

Alfred A. Knopf Publishers, New York, New York, 2003

Description

The two main sections of this novel differ radically in effect. In the opening chapter, a violent incident is depicted; in the second, a love scene. In order to give a sense of both, I chose an illustration of a blood-red bed. Thanks to Hugo Guinness for providing the beautiful drawing.

Juror Notes

“A breath of fresh air in that the simple, almost crude use of illustration over photography better expresses the novel.” Archie Ferguson

“How lovely. The simple, quirky illustrations, in conjunction with the type design, add up to a strong image—without hitting you over the head.” Isabel Warren-Lynch

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

Credits

Design firm
Alfred A. Knopf Publishers
Art director
Carol Devine Carson
Jacket designer
Peter Mendelsund
Illustrator
Hugo Guinness
Production artist
Avery Flück
Author
Alessandro Baricco
Editor
George Andreou
Publisher
Alfred A. Knopf Publishers
Trim size
5.25 x 7.75”
Typefaces
Alternate Gothics, Commercial script MT
Jacket printer
Coral Graphics
Papers
80 lb. jacket stock, coated 1 side
Book type
Literature and nonfiction
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