Faber and Faber image 1
Faber and Faber image 2
Faber and Faber image 3
Faber and Faber image 4
Faber and Faber image 5
Faber and Faber image 6
Faber and Faber image 7
Faber and Faber image 8

Faber & Faber | Well

Jacket design

This was a dark and gritty debut novel by American author Matthew McIntosh.

Faber had been struggling to capture the correct tone for the sleeve design, so they commissioned Superfried for a fresh approach.

This was a challenging brief for numerous reasons. Not only was it a debut novel, but also a collection of unconnected short stories. The heterogeneous content led to the development of a wide variety of designs until the desired balance of tone and impact was achieved.

The final design captured a common thread throughout the novel. Although the stories were not connected, there was a consistent sombre fate for the protagonist of each.

Since completion, this project has been featured in two design publications.