Fadeaway Girl

Fadeaway Girl

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


Project brief: To design a book jacket for Martha Grimes’ Fadeaway Girl.

Approach: The author requested the use of a Coles Phillips illustration. Phillips’ trademark “fadeaway girl” illustrations are incorporated into the novel’s plot.

Effectiveness: Mysterious.

Juror Notes

Perfectly executed. Lonely type customized with the small inset key. The colorized illustration works well with the bright orange and cream. Clever how the spine acts as the doorway to the woman peeking through the keyhole.

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