John Henry Days

John Henry Days

Doubleday, Rodrigo Corral Design, New York, New York, 2001

Description

This, the second novel by a promising new author, is about the legend of John Henry—a black laborer with superhuman strength and stamina—which has since had an impact of generations of Americans.

I chose historical photography to reflect the life of John Henry and festival-inspired, letter-pressed type and ornamentation to invoke a spirit of celebration of his myth.

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

Credits

Design firms
Doubleday, Rodrigo Corral Design
Creative director
John Fontana
Art director
Rodrigo Corral
Designer
Rodrigo Corral
Photographer
Brown Brothers
Trim size
6 1/8 x 9 1/8 inches
Quantity printed
20,000
Typefaces
Clarendon Condensed, Script, Trade Gothic
Printer
Coral Graphics
Author
Colson Whitehead
Publisher
Doubleday
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