Double Vision

Double Vision

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


The original cover for this title was killed at the eleventh hour. It was this incredibly baroque thing, with multiple PhotoShop layers and fancy display typography. The editor had neglected to send it to the author. So when she finally did, and it was rejected, I was left with almost no time to create a new one. Double Vision was just about the fastest design I’ve ever done for a book jacket. Black circles. Garamond. Nothing like a deadline to bring out the minimalist in one.

Juror Notes

“The old adage: less is more.” Archie Ferguson
“Simple and beautiful.” Isabel Warren-Lynch

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


Design firm
Alfred A. Knopf Publishers
Art director
Carol Devine Carson
Jacket designer
Peter Mendelsund
Production director
Roméo Enriquez
Walter Abish
Alfred A. Knopf Publishers
Trim size
6.25 x 9.375”
Garamond MT, Berthold Script
Jacket printer
Coral Graphics
80 lb. jacket stock coated 1 side
Book type
Literature and nonfiction