The italian publishing company Chiarelettere recently issued the first volumes of their new collection of paperbacks reprints of essays and non fiction books.
We worked on the design of the covers and from the start the biggest challenge was how to evolve from their existing iconic layout and maintain the strong recognizable elements while refreshing the look and integrate pictures in the covers.
We decided to keep the color scheme and add a slanted graphical element to lay out the typographic elements of the cover.
The grey frame, together with the slanted bar for the title, creates the inset for the photographs, chosen to represent iconic moments and concepts of the books’ topics.
You can see the full collection of covers here.