The First Husband

The First Husband

Penguin Group (USA) Inc., New York, New York, 2010


Project brief: To create a design for contemporary women’s fiction in which there is a playful twist with title and imagery.

Approach: The concept is starting over and the process to get there. The protagonist must erase a lover from her past so she can start anew and marry her first husband.

Effectiveness: The uncoated paper beautifully pulls off the hand-drawn quality and erasing concept.

Juror Notes

The touch of detail with the eraser shavings makes this cover really stand out in a new sketchy way!

Collections: 50 Books | 50 Covers of 2010
Repository: Denver Art Museum
Discipline: Book design
Format: Book, Book cover


Design firm
Penguin Group (USA) Inc.
Art director
Paul Buckley
Jaya Miceli
Jaya Miceli