Oh cover

Oh cover

Apogee Press, Berkeley, California, 2000

Description

Cole Swensen’s collection of poems evokes the sound of the lyrics and music on a static, printed page. The poet recalled seeing this image many years ago—a stoic man in a tuxedo, conducting the oncoming tide of the sea—and thought it would echo the tone of her poems. The main challenge was tracking down the photographer, who is retired and lives in Poland. In the design, I wanted to play off the idea of horizon. The type is positioned staccato across the division of the cover, like a pause between two notes. I am most happy with the subtlety of the sand-colored tint on the cover.

Collections: 50 Books/50 Covers of 2000
Discipline: Book design
Format: Book cover

Credits

Design firm
Apogee Press
Designer
Philip Krayna
Photographer
Eustachy Kossowski
Trim size
6 x 7 inches
Pages
72
Quantity printed
1,000
Typeface
The Sans
Printer
Thomson-Shore
Papers
70 lb. Glassfelter book, recycled
Binding method
Perfect-bound
Author
Cole Swensen
Publisher
Apogee Press
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