Spine Out

A small cross-section from 15 years of book design. Warts 'n all.



Rebecca, Born in the Maelstrom is the latest offering from Marie-Claire Blais in her award-winning and beautifully strange series. Think Lost meets Alice in Wonderland meets Apocalypse Now.
When I designed the first installment in this collection it was not clear that it would grow to a trilogy and then beyond that. The challenge with the collection which spans 12 years was to try to maintain a coherent look while updating each separate title to reflect the moment and not look dated or staid. Some elements were carried throughout the series and some were let go but the end result is an organically grown "series" look.

The english edition of Augustino was released in 2007.

The english edition of Thunder and Light was released in 2001.

The english edition of These Festive Nights was released in 1997.