Sunday, October 27, 2019

82. Literature shown literally. Illustrating instead of implying the title.

Such a cliche, but true. Being out of the routine means noticing things that you might normally ignore. In London, for instance, the WH Smith in Paddington Station has a book rack selling classic American novels at a discount. After finally listening to To Kill a Mockingbird this past summer, I finally began to understand the title (yes, I'm slow). My strength as a designer is less conceptual and more organizational (I'm sad and embarrassed to admit), and the mockingbird metaphor is crucial to the book, but I was surprised to see a literal interpretation of the title on the English cover.

(For September 29 / 30, 2019; posted October 27)

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