Sinatra! The Song Is You

Sinatra! The Song Is You

Carin Goldberg Design, New York, New York, 1995


The best thing about this project was that the art direction was clear and direct. I was told that this book was not about Sinatra, the man but about Sinatra’s music, therefore, a portrait would be inappropriate. Thank God! I think this cover succeeds because of it’s context. Having done album covers earlier in my career, I am aware that this solution in the context of an album package would not have been as inspired and frankly, it’s been done. As a book jacket it looks fresh and without cliche. I also think it works because I was completely true to the detail, type and texture of the original 78 LP label. For legal purposes I redesigned the logo at the top.

Collections: 50 Books | 50 Covers of 1995
Discipline: Book design
Format: Book cover


Design firm
Carin Goldberg Design
Art director
John Fontana
Carin Goldberg
Will Friedwald