Faber & Faber WELL Book cover design
This was a dark and gritty debut novel by American author Matthew McIntosh. Publishers Faber & 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 since it was a debut novel and 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 directly, they were indirectly via the consistent sombre fate for the protagonist of each.
- Graphic Design
- Art Directiuon
Press + Awards
Since completion, this project has been featured in three design publications, including No, No, No, No Yes, by D & B Books.