Created as a client holiday gift, the poster is meant to capture the spirit of publishing; incorporating the old with the new, giving a nod to how the past still plays into the designs of today.
We began by collecting an assortment of vintage books from local thrift and antique stores; the goal was to find spines in a variety of shapes, sizes, and adornment to play around with. After dismantling the books, the spines were laid out and photographed along with vintage and pulp-fiction book illustrations before being incorporated with type and branding. In order to “use the whole buffalo” as they say, the leftover book covers were then repurposed into journals and interior pages used in an office decor project.
Inciting many favorable client responses, the poster has been a fun project to share with others in the industry. Celebrating our deep love of reading and continued part in the world of publishing.