We created a dust jacket that only covers the bottom half of the cover. The author's name, originally covered with all the seriousness and veneer of the classics, is then reduced to a friendly and informal nickname “Wil”. When unfolded, the dust jacket also reveals itself as a large double-sided illustration — folded, it fragments into an almost abstract composition.
Thus, by proposing to the reader a series of games in the visualization and handling of the object, the graphic project fulfills the function of breaking possible barriers that “classic books” can offer and invite the reader to enter its pages without any fear.
Trim Size: 6,29 x 9,02 in
Number of Pages: 296
Creative Director: Gustavo Piqueira, Samia Jacintho
O Retrato de Dorian Gray (The Picture of Dorian Gray)
Book Title: O Retrato de Dorian Gray (The Picture of Dorian Gray)
Design Firm/Agency: Casa Rex
Publisher: Panda Books
Author/Editor: Oscar Wilde
“Really nice colors and intriguing illustrations.” —Laura Coombs
“Super fantastic and inventive. Love the use of the whole book, the illustration, the folding, the reveal. The casual drop of pink and white.” —Brian Johnson
“Wonderfully dynamic and—marrying supergraphic with illustrative in a unique angle.” —Kimberly Varella
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