Freelance designer Andy Vella designed the cover for Margaret Atwood’s nomination for the Booker prize. The earth-coloured cover depicts an enlarged face of a young woman, obviously meant as the young Grace herself. She was convicted of the cold-blooded murder of her employer and his housekeeper/ mistress in the 1800s, but pleaded innocent. When you look at the cover, you can’t avoid her eyes. But she’s certainly avoiding yours. Sign of a guilty conscience if you ask me. Very subtle Vella, very subtle. Published by Bloomsbury, priced 16.99.
The branding features a strong, typographic logo based on the designer’s initials, and a “clashing” colour palette of beige and pink.
Last week, we wrote about a new retrospective on graphic designer Nigel Waymouth, whose psychedelic work graced the album covers of Pink Floyd and Jimi Hendrix during the 1960s. Now,
Illustrator and designer Ben Tallon looks at how rising tuition fees are deterring budding creative students, and asks whether short courses could be just as valuable.
The organisation’s ongoing Design in the Public Sector programme will focus on addressing lifestyle issues such as smoking through prevention methods as part of a 16-week course.